Why is The Artist rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Artist is rated PG-13 for for a disturbing image and a crude gesture.
Violence: A man suffers from depression and begins to engage in suicidal behavior, such as setting his home on fire and putting a gun into his mouth. Depictions of mildly violent scenes within silent movies are shown, including a jungle adventure.
Sexual Content: Women are seen in moderately revealing costumes. A married man becomes interested in another woman.
Language: A sexual finger gesture is seen.
Drugs/Alcohol: Characters smoke cigarettes throughout. A man drinks while depressed. Other social drinking is seen.