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Overall B

Recently widowed, a sci-fi author named David (John Cusack) adopts a young boy (Bobby Coleman) who claims he comes from Mars. Whether truth or fiction, as the two lonely souls spend more time together, their relationship opens up a whole new world.

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

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and mild language (theatrical); for thematic elements, (video)

Why is Martian Child rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Martian Child is rated PG for for thematic elements and mild language (theatrical); for thematic elements, (video)

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This heartwarming story of a man’s determination to adopt a child with social challenges may not appeal to young viewers due to many scenes of dialogue and adult-focused situations. However, there are few content concerns other than a handful of Christian terms of deity used as expletives and some moments of peril (such as a young character attempting suicide by jumping). A woman briefly mentions “growing breasts” as a turning point in grade school.