Why is John Tucker Must Die rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: John Tucker Must Die is rated PG-13 for for sexual content and language.
Although the title implies far more serious intentions, the plot of this PG-13 teen movie never includes a murder attempt. However parents should still give consideration to the film’s themes and subject matter considering all the major characters are supposed to be teens. Sexual discussions ensue between girls who are having sex with the same boy and one girl implies that sex is a necessary activity within a relationship. While “training” another girl how to kiss, two females share a practice kiss, and another young boy voices his approval of this activity. Other sexual issues include a teen boy shown wearing a pair of women’s thong underwear and a teen girl is seen in a bra and panties. Profanities are sporadic, and include mild to moderate profanities, scatological terms, and the near use of a sexual expletive on two occasions. Violence is limited to various girls physically shoving each other and slapping a boy, as well as revenge seeking. A group of boys have a flatulence contest in a locker room.