Why is Bridge to Terabithia rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Bridge to Terabithia is rated PG for for thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language
Life in the country isn’t as romantic as it is sometimes appears for the families in this film. A lack of money and a houseful of kids cause a couple to struggle over finances. The tension affects the father who at times yells at his son. At school, this same boy is the target of bullies who physically and verbally abuse him, causing him to punch another boy in the nose. Another tyrant refuses to let the girls use the bathroom unless they pay her and gives a fellow student a bloody nose. Later a girl admits her father routinely hits her. Even church doesn’t offer solace to the souls of the children that believe God is a mean and unjust ruler who will condemn them to eternal misery. In the mythical world of Terabithia, two children fight off a pack of wild dog-like creatures. Squirrels, hawks and a huge troll also attack them. In the real world, characters must deal with the sudden loss of a loved one. The script includes some mild profanities.