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Overall B-

Raya (Rutina Wesley) is forced to do some fancying footwork when her life at an exclusive private school comes to an end due to financial restraints back home. But things in the inner-city prove better than she feared when she applies her moves to the world of step dancing.

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity D+
Substance Use D+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some drug content, suggestive material and language.

Why is How She Move rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: How She Move is rated PG-13 for for some drug content, suggestive material and language.

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This story of a girl’s resolve to leave her troubled Toronto neighborhood and secure a good education offers lessons on determination and pride. It also shows teens involved in destructive activities, such as the use of illegal drugs. However the focus of the movie is to show the negative consequences of these actions, and the protagonist wrestles with avoiding these behaviors while still needing to connect with and spend time with her peers. Sexual content includes some low cut shirts, suggestive dancing and mild innuendo. One sexual expletive, another mouthed expletive, and moderate and mild profanities are used. Violence is limited to a brawl between two girls while at high school.