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Overall B

An absentminded professor forgets his own wedding while working on a scientific breakthrough. Although his invention doesn't seem to be enough to gain forgiveness from his fiancee, it has the US military, the hometown basketball team, and a local wheeler-dealer bouncing with excitement in this 1961 comedic tale.

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is The Absent-minded Professor rated G?

Official MPAA Rating: The Absent-minded Professor is rated G for

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Overall: B

An absentminded professor forgets his own wedding while working on a scientific breakthrough. Although his invention doesn’t seem to be enough to gain forgiveness from his fiancé, it has the US military, the hometown basketball team, and a local wheeler-dealer bouncing with excitement in this comedic tale.

Violence: B

Sound waves shatter spectacles and glass beakers. Several explosions occur; only mild injury and property damage result. Characters are firmly escorted out of rooms in a couple of scenes. Reckless driving is depicted, including chasing livestock, colliding into objects and other vehicles. Hot coffee is spilled on a character a couple of times. Slapstick antics depicted during a basketball game and a dance. Gun used to signal end of a basketball game. Illegal behavior is depicted including breaking-and-entering and car theft. Offhanded comment is made about punching someone. A character bounces out of control. Football team piles up. Characters run into a door several times before being rendered unconscious. Character shoots gun at another. Air force is mobilized; planes nearly collide with another flying object. Characters threatened with missiles.

Sexual Content: A-

When a dog licks a man’s face, he thinks it is his girlfriend. On two occasions, a couple kisses.

Language: A

Name-calling only.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A

Man is accused of being inebriated.

Miscellaneous Concerns:

Characters engage in gambling. A father who is disrespectful of authority, unethical in business practices, and breaks the law, encourages his son to do the same. A jealous character behaves revengefully. Government officials are portrayed in a negative way.

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