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Overall B-

Competition proves unhealthy for the Naumann family after young Eliza (Flora Cross) success in a spelling bee unwittingly stirs up her father's (Richard Gere) passion for Jewish mysticism, her brother's (Max Minghella) religious rebellion, and her mother's (Juliette Binoche) secret problem.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, a scene of sensuality and brief strong language

Why is Bee Season rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Bee Season is rated PG-13 for for thematic elements, a scene of sensuality and brief strong language

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Content is limited to a scene of passionate sexuality between parents (with no nudity), as well as two uses of a sexual expletive and one other profanity. A mental illness causing illegal behavior is depicted and some moments of tense family conflict are seen. There is one “jump” moment when a dog lunges at a glass window.

Bee Season
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG sexually suggestive scenes; coarse language
Alberta PG Mature Themes, Sexual Content.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children
Ontario Not Rated MATURE THEME, NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN, SEXUAL CONTENT.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG