Why is Grown Ups 2 rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Grown Ups 2 is rated PG-13 for for crude and suggestive content, language and some male rear nudity.
Violence: This film contains many scenes of physical slapstick violence within a comedic context, including: An inebriated man drives a school bus; later he is tied up in ropes and made to act like a puppet with other men pulling the “strings”. An unconscious man is tossed on the floor of the bus and hits his head against the back when it accelerates. An adult repeatedly mocks an obese child who is bullying another child. A father calls his son “fugly” and yells at his daughter on two occasions. Many jokes mock obese people, bald men and various types of women. Students at a high school spray graffiti on the principal’s car and later douse him in blue paint on two occasions. A teacher throws a ball and knocks a student from the end of a bleacher. Characters drive dangerously. A man inserts himself into a large tire and a friend rolls the tire down a street where it narrowly misses being hit by vehicles. Characters vomit. A man working at an ice cream stand throws a metal scoop at a woman that hits her on the head knocking her unconscious. Peer pressure and threats are used to make four men jump naked off a cliff and into the water below. Deliberate and accidental property damage occurs. A massive fight occurs when a mob of young adults threaten members of the community at a yard party. A deer causes havoc and bodily injury. Pepper spray gets squirted into a man’s eyes. A teen uses a knife to threaten others.
Sexual Content: After discovering he has a teenaged son from a previous sexual relationship a man uses a derogatory name when referring to the boy’s mother. Masturbation jokes and references are heard. A man pretending to be a fitness instructor asks the women in the class to move in ways that he find stimulating; later when the actual male instructor arrives the women make sexually suggestive remarks to him before he tells them he’s gay. A male gym teacher climbs a rope and we see a close-up of his clothed crotch. Various women are seen in bikinis and men in swim trunks. An intoxicated bikini-clad woman embraces two teen boys repeatedly. Men remove their clothes and jump from a cliff—rear male nudity seen. Men and women in tight clothing work at a carwash and move suggestively. A man, with his eyes closed, is about to kiss another man but accidentally ends up kissing and licking a dog. Other characters sensually lick each other. Accidental pregnancies are discussed.
Language: The script contains infrequent mild profanities and crude anatomical terms. A conjunction between a sexual expletive and the word “ugly” is used. Sexual innuendo and scatological terms are heard frequently. Characters verbally bully one another.
Drugs/Alcohol: Frequent alcohol use. Substance abuse is the apparent cause of school bus driver’s impaired state. An intoxicated woman offers two teen boys beer. A medical doctor drinks alcohol from a flask. Jokes are made about drinking and driving. A father offers nighttime cold medicine to his young daughter in an effort to put her to sleep quickly. Beer is force fed to a dog.
Other: Many scenes feature scatological humor. A scared deer in a house urinates on two family members. A man makes a rude remark about eating with his posterior. A man pulls his pants down and uses a display toilet in a department store. Male characters demonstrate how to burp and fart simultaneously. A man fixes a chocolate soft serve ice cream machine but the camera angle makes it appear as if he’s defecating. A man urinates in a swimming pool.