Why is Ginger and Rosa rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Ginger and Rosa is rated PG-13 for for mature disturbing thematic material involving teen choices - sexuality, drinking, smoking, and for language.
Violence: The threat of a nuclear holocaust is frequently discussed along with some brief archival footage of the bomb in Hiroshima. This threat becomes a source of anxiety for a young teen. Protestors riot in the street and police move in to break up the protest. Some participants, including a young teen, are jailed. A married couple’s arguments sometimes include physical blows. Teens talk back to their parents. A mother slaps her daughter’s face. A character attempts suicide.
Sexual Content: A brief scene shows two women in the process of giving birth. Teens make out in an alley and one couple has sex on the sidewalk. A man walks in on his daughter and her friend who are wearing only their pants and bras. Girls are seen in their bras in several scenes. A man looks lustily at his daughter’s young friend. The sounds of sexual activity between an adult and teen are heard. A teen becomes pregnant.
Language: The script includes two strong sexual expletives, infrequent profanities and numerous terms of Deity. Name-calling includes sexually derogatory terms.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Teens and other characters smoke and drink on numerous occasions. A young girl throws up after drinking. A young adult male buys beer for a teen girl. A woman overdoses on pills.
Other: Teen girls hitchhike on several occasions.