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Overall B

Joe Warr (Clive Owen) is a capable sports writer, but not quite as competent as a father. This he learns after a tragedy turns him into a single parent. Responsible for two sons, one an impressionable six-year-old (Nicholas McNulty) and the other a headstrong teen (George MacKay), Joe attempts to rear his offspring the best way he knows how -- even if his methods are a bit unusual.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual language and thematic elements.

Why is The Boys Are Back rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Boys Are Back is rated PG-13 for for some sexual language and thematic elements.

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Death is portrayed, as well as discussed, when a woman suffers from the fatal effects of cancer. A man drinks frequently to lessen the pain of grief. Other characters are shown drinking at home, in bars or at social gatherings. Brief comments are made about drug use. A man receives injuries to his face after an altercation in a bar. A child is nearly hit by a vehicle. A father lets his child drive a car with his assistance, ride on the hood while the father drives and engage in other activities that may be considered dangerous. A married couple kisses. An adult and teen discuss an adulterous affair and the resulting pregnancy. A man makes crude, sexual comments to a female bartender. A man comments on an athlete’s breasts. A child repeatedly hits his father. The script includes profanities, regional slang expressions, terms of Deity, slurs and insults.

The Boys Are Back
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language. Mature Subject Mater.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG