Why is The Art of Getting By rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Art of Getting By is rated PG-13 for for thematic elements including sexual content, language, teen drinking and partying.
Violence: A student lies to a teacher. A man and teen push and scuffle with one another resulting in an injury. A teen yells at his mother. Adults argue off screen.
Sexual Content: A woman, dressed in a nightgown, sees her lover out the front door. She makes a brief comment about their activities. Sketches and paintings of naked figures are seen briefly. A girl asks a boy to have sexual relations with her. She encourages him to sleep with many girls. Sexual activity is insinuated between teen couples and adult couples. Teens kiss passionately. A crude joke is made about a bodily function. A girl undresses in front of a boy (no nudity is seen).
Language: The script contains one strong sexual expletive used in a nonsexual context, infrequent swearing and some terms of Deity, along with brief sexual comments and some name-calling.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Teens smoke on school property and are threatened with suspension. Teens frequently drink in a club or bar setting. One character becomes drunk and vomits. Adult characters also drink at home. An adult offers alcohol to teens.