Why is The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift is rated PG-13 for for reckless and illegal behavior involving teens, violence, language and sexual content.
There are many content concerns in this PG-13 movie, including a strong message that illegal racing is fun and consequences can be removed with money and powerful friends. Many scenes depict teens and young adults racing down city streets, damaging property, and putting lives at risk. Cars are destroyed and powerful collisions often result in minor injuries (although one character dies when a car explodes). Other violence occurs from confrontations between characters, resulting in fistfight beatings and guns being used in threatening ways. Various women are portrayed as “trophies” for men, or they are simply background “eye candy,” providing very negative female role models. Females are dressed very provocatively, with extremely short skirts and cleavage revealing clothing. Actual sexual situations are limited to a lesbian couple seen passionately kissing. Language includes many mild and moderate profanities, and a possible use of a sexual expletive. Secondary characters are seen smoking cigarettes.