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Overall C+

Jonathan Foer (Elijah Wood) sets out on a journey across the Ukraine to discover his Jewish family's past. As Everything is Illuminated along the way, he uncovers significant memories for more than just himself.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing images/violence, sexual content and language.

Why is Everything is Illuminated rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Everything is Illuminated is rated PG-13 for for disturbing images/violence, sexual content and 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.

Obviously, this film deals with serious issues involving the actions of Nazi soldiers against Jewish populations. Much of this is described in dialogue, although some pictures of bodies and firing squads are seen. A character suffering from grief and guilt commits suicide. Moderate profanities are throughout—both verbal and subtitled—along with a single sexual expletive. Some sexual dialogue, and a young man and boy sharing a pornographic magazine are also included.

Everything is Illuminated
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language. Violence.
Alberta PG Mature Themes, Not Recommended for Children
Manitoba 14A Mature Theme
Ontario PG Mature theme.
Quebec G Not Recommended for young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG