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Overall B

How did Jane Austen become a great romance novelist? This movie peeks into the personal life of the British author (played by Anne Hathaway) --especially the state of her heart after the headstrong young lady meets an attractive scoundrel named Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy).

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

Why is Becoming Jane rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Becoming Jane is rated PG for for brief nudity and mild language

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

While content is limited, this film was re-edited to gain a PG rating from the MPAA (it was originally rated PG-13). Content includes a skinny-dipping scene in which two males are seen from behind, stripping off their clothes and jumping into the water. A man reads a sensual text (which speaks of a woman’s breasts), after which he implies his female listener needs to be more sexually experienced. We also see the book’s illustration, which depicts a man dragging a woman who is partially undressed. A fight between men upon whom wagers are placed results in a bloodied face. Language is limited to one mild profanity and one term of deity.