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Overall A

On a snowy Christmas eve, George Bailey (James Stewart) finds himself wondering why he was ever born. In the midst of his musings, a crazy old man (Henry Tavers) claiming to be an angle appears and gives the desperate man an opportunity to see how things might have been had he never existed.

Violence B+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Why is It’s A Wonderful Life rated Not Rated?

Official MPAA Rating: It’s A Wonderful Life is rated Not Rated for

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Content includes: A boy is slapped and his ear starts to bleed. A man contemplates suicide. Characters drink, some to the point of drunkenness. Punches and brawling are depicted. An allusion to prostitution is made. A police officer fires shots at a man which whistle through a street crowded with people. A child nearly drowns. References are made to World War II and some of its battles. Embracing and kissing are shown. Bullying. Characters exchange angry words. A character is dishonest.

It’s A Wonderful Life
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Violence.
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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