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Overall D

After being rejected by numerous collages and universities, Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) attempts to avoid disappointing his parents by presenting them with a phony letter claiming he's Accepted. But his little fib leads to a multitude of others and forces him to carry the ruse to ridiculous measures.

Violence B-
Sexual Content C
Profanity D
Substance Use D+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 For language, sexual material and drug content.

Why is Accepted rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Accepted is rated PG-13 for For language, sexual material and drug content.

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This PG-13 teen movie is riddled with profanities, and a popular scatological term being used obsessively throughout (it also forms the school’s acronym, and is seen in print many more times). Other crude anatomical references and two sexual expletives (the second one is bleeped) are heard. Many moments of sexual innuendo along with women in bikinis and talk of sexual activity are included, as are scenes of alcohol use and verbal references to illicit drugs. An adult, who was a former teacher, admits he was fired for making sexual comments to female students. Violence includes a highly stereotyped obese young man who is hazed by a sorority (we don’t actually see the physical abuse, only the results), a school administrator’s car being blown up (supposedly by a young man who has learned to manipulate matter with his brain), and other accidental and slapstick antics.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language
Alberta 14A Coarse sexual language, Not Recommended For Young Children
Manitoba PG Crude Content. Mature theme. Not Recommended for Young Children.
Ontario PG Coarse Language. Mature theme. Not recommended for young children
Quebec G Not recommended for young children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG