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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Sexual Content, Mature Subject Matter


Dir: Michael Showalter. Romance/Drama. Based on the book 'Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies' by Michael Ausiello. While facing difficulties in his long-term relationship, a writer (Jim Parsons) struggles to cope with his partner's (Ben Aldridge) grim medical diagnosis.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of illness - no blood, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - no nudity, some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context; infrequent portrayals of cannabis use in medical and recreational contexts

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Navigating relationships
  • Strength and adversity

Classification rationale

Rated PG for mature subject matter, sexual content, and substance use

Classification date

November 15, 2022

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