Why is Awakenings rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Awakenings is rated PG-13 for
Violence: Patients occasionally thrash, scream or yell out. While not intentionally violent, these depictions may be too intense for younger viewers. A man is pushed to the ground by an angry patient. A patient is confronted by several people and carried back upstairs while trying to leave a medical facility.
Sexual Content: A man’s eyes follow a girl wearing a short skirt.
Language: The script includes infrequent profanities, terms of Deity and one use of a strong sexual expletive.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Some smoking and alcohol use are depicted. High doses of prescription medicine are given to patients during a drug therapy procedure.