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Overall C+

Thanks to some magic, an orphan named James (Paul Terry) escapes oppression by climbing into a giant peach. Here he morphs into an animated world where he makes friends with a group of maligned insects, and they all work together to find a happier home.

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

MPAA Rating: PG for some frightening images.

Why is James and the Giant Peach rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: James and the Giant Peach is rated PG for for some frightening images.

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.

Violence: This film is full of creepy and ghoulish characters, along with dark sets. Various monsters threaten characters, including a thunderous rhino credited with killing a boy’s parents (their death is not depicted), a ravenous mechanical shark, underwater creatures and skeletons wielding weapons. A child is berated and threatened with beatings—he is portrayed with bruises and scratches. Insects are swatted, squashed and sprayed with poison. Characters argue and engage in name-calling. Dismembered fish heads are shown. A character attempts a suicide mission. Property damage occurs. A spider’s web is used to capture other characters.

Sexual Content: Mild innuendo.

Language: Name-calling and one mild profanity.

Alcohol and Drug Use: A character is always seen with a cigar, and another is shown smoking. Wine is drunk at a dinner. The flesh of a peach is turned into a drink that resembles beer.

James and the Giant Peach
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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