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Overall D+

Three nerdy Benchwarmers (Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Jon Heder) get an opportunity to play baseball when a former nerd (Jon Lovitz) uses his newly gained wealth to sponsor the trio in a revenge tournament against some childhood-bullies.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language

Why is Benchwarmers rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Benchwarmers is rated PG-13 for for crude and suggestive humor, and for language

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The geeks in this film are subjected to all kinds of abuse from bullies. After knocking one boy to the ground, an older boy squats over him and passes gas in his face. The adult bullies inflict pain by twisting the nipples of other men and themselves. A child is shown with animal dung smeared on his face. Others talk about receiving abusive treatment. Name-calling, threats of harm and other derogatory terms are used. One adult character repeatedly picks his nose and eats the contents. Characters make several comments about urination and defecation and one character is shown with a large bottle of urine. A man in a tiny Speedo is portrayed as the plaything of another man. There is some insinuation about lesbian and gay sexual encounters. Along with other sexual innuendo, a child discusses sex toys with an adult. A woman constantly comments on her ovulation cycle. A man climbs into the shower with his wife, no nudity shown. Characters are repeatedly hit in the groin, in the stomach and on the head. A man accidentally kills several squirrels with a baseball bat as well as breaking car windows. Several secondary characters are shown drinking or using tobacco products. One man becomes drunk while playing ball and later vomits on another adult. A man eats sunscreen. Characters resort to revengeful acts. The script includes repeated moderate profanities and one rude hand gesture.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse language; bullying; crude content
Alberta PG Crude content
Manitoba PG Coarse Language, Crude Content.
Ontario PG Crude content
Quebec G Not recommended for young children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG