Why is Like Dandelion Dust rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Like Dandelion Dust is rated PG-13 for for mature thematic material including domestic violence and alcohol abuse.
Violence: Police arrest a man, force him to the ground and handcuff him. A battered woman is shown with various injuries and bruises. A dog bites a man’s face. Angry characters argue, threaten and try to bribe one another. A scuffle turns into fist fighting, groin kicks and facial blows. A woman and child are threatened, as well as verbally and physically abused, which results in fear, bruises and facial injuries. Security guards pull guns on characters.
Sexual Content: A married couple cuddles on a bed (the man has an open shirt). A mild sexual insult is heard.
Language: None noted.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A character is shown intoxicated on several occasions, and alcoholism is discussed. A character drinks from a bottle. Characters smoke. Social drinking is depicted at home and in a bar.
Other: Adoption is frequently discussed. A child cries when separated from his parents. Characters both consider and do break the law. A religious character is depicted as judgmental.