Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse) becomes a book thief while living in Germany during WWII. The young girl finds a welcome release in the written word, and shares her escape with those closest to her, including a Jewish refugee (Max Vandenburg) hiding in her home.
Why Is The Book Thief Rated PG-13?
The Book Thief is rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material.
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Violence: Scenes of war violence are shown including bombing raids, explosions, burning and destroyed buildings and an injured man. Several corpses are shown (none are bloody or have discernable injuries). A boy’s nose begins to bleed as he dies. Several characters are bullied. A girl violently punches a boy and gives him a bloody nose after he taunts her.
Sexual Content: A boy asks a girl to kiss him on several occasions.
Language: The script contains a few terms of Deity and one mild profanity along with repeated name-calling.
Alcohol / Drug Use:A man drinks from a liquor bottle.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: The Book Thief
Release Date: 11 March 2014
The Book Thief releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Deleted Scenes
- A Hidden Truth: Bringing The Book
- Thief to Life
- Original Theatrical Trailer