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Ginger and Rosa

Best friends Ginger and Rosa (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert) can't imagine anything ever coming between them. But that's because they haven't considered the various ways each may react to the powerful family and societal forces that surround them, including The Cold War, The Cubin Missile Crisis and The Sexual Revolution. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 15 Mar 2013
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Ginger and Rosa Rated PG-13?


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.

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