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Overall C-

Kate and Brad (Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn) are willing to tell any sort of lie to get out of spending the holidays with their families. But when their excuses fail, the couple is forced to at least put in an appearance at each of their parents' homes. And thanks to a past history of divorce, that means attending Four Christmases.

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

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

Why is Four Christmases rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Four Christmases is rated PG-13 for for some sexual humor and language.

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Don’t let the word “Christmas” in the title lead you to believe this is a film Christians or any other group will find particularly inspiring. Arguing and domestic squabbles occur frequently, as do moments of sexual innuendo and open discussions regarding breastfeeding and pregnancy. An unmarried couple is seen in the initial stages of sex in a public restroom. While two men are wrestling, one makes sexual movements with his legs. A woman talks about pleasuring her husband. Another woman speaks of sleeping with members of a sports team and her husband’s experimenting with men. Discussions occur about a woman having a lesbian friend. Moderate and mild profanities are heard, including scatological terms and terms of deity. During a Christmas Nativity, a character playing Joseph insults Mary, declaring her an unfit mother—his remarks are met with approval from the audience. A woman deals with feelings of inadequacy because she was an obese child—her family continues to tease her about being “fat.” A woman talks about sneaking cigarettes while pregnant, and another character implies there are drugs in her “special brownies.” Social drinking is depicted. Slapstick violence includes a man falling from a roof while installing a satellite dish.

Four Christmases
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language
Alberta PG Language May Offend. Crude Content.
Manitoba PG Not recommended For Young Children, Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG