Why is The Grace Card rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Grace Card is rated PG-13 for for violence and thematic elements.
Violence: A car accident is implied. A man is tease about his religious beliefs. Family arguments are portrayed on several occasions. Various crimes are depicted, including speeding, drug dealing, child abuse (crying mother with bloody lip accuses her boyfriend of hurting her baby—no injuries shown on the child), breaking and entering, as well as theft. Characters are threatened with guns. A policeman shoots a suspect (a bloody injury results). In a courtroom a character is sentenced for second-degree murder. Blood is seen on a patient in a hospital emergency room. An angry woman hits her husband. A routine blood test is implied but not seen on screen.
Sexual Content: None noted.
Language: Racial slurs are heard. A mild expletive is used.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A depressed and stressed character frequently drinks alcohol, both in public and private. A drug deal is depicted. Drug paraphernalia is found in a teen’s bedroom (illegal substance use is implied).
Other: Religious depictions include characters praying and worshiping in church.