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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Violence, Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children


Dir: Guillermo del Toro. Animated. After the death of his young son, a woodworker (voice of David Bradley) creates a puppet (voice of Gregory Mann) who transforms into a living boy.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of profanity
  • Infrequent gun, weapon, and hand-to-hand violence - no blood some detail; frequent peril to main characters - some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of monsters and frightening scenes - no blood, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Father/son bonds
  • Power and control

Classification rationale

Rated PG for violence, frightening scenes, and some mature subject matter

Classification date

October 28, 2022

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