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Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) may be a strong-willed 6-year-old, but she still feels vulnerable. Living in a trashy old trailer located in a floodplain, the youngster's only hope for support is her father Wink (Dwight Henry). But his failing health threatens to leave her all alone in the world.
Why Is Beasts of the Southern Wild Rated PG-13?
Beasts of the Southern Wild is rated PG-13
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Violence: A child is slapped by a parent and later retaliates by hitting and yelling at her father. A child is left on her own when her father disappears. Other scenes of child imperilment are included. Characters ride out a severe storm that floods their community. A man catches and kills a fish using his hands. A group of men blow up a levee using dynamite. Characters scuffle with others on several occasions. Dead and bloated animals are seen. People are forcibly removed from a disaster area. A character coughs up blood. A dead body is placed on a pyre and started on fire. A woman, dressed only in panties, shoots an animal. Blood is shown splattered across the lower half of her body.
Sexual Content: Children go to a brothel looking for one girl’s mother. A man talks about a child’s conception. A woman’s bare back is seen.
Language: The script contains numerous profanities, terms of Deity and some crude sexual terms along with an extreme sexual expletive.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters frequently drink and are often portrayed as drunk. A father pours his young child a cup of liquor. Some brief smoking is shown.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: NR
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Details on home video releases of Beasts of the Southern Wild...
Home Video Notes: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Release Date: 4 December 2012
Beasts of the Southern Wild releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Making of featurette
- Theatrical trailer
- Sneak Peeks
- Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Benh Zeitlin
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