Why is On The Line rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: On The Line is rated PG-13 for
A young man meets the woman of his dreams while riding the train home from work, but doesn’t get her name or phone number. His quest to find her again becomes the talk of Chicago. Meanwhile, his roommates cash in on the female leftovers. Starring two members of the pop group *NSYNC, On The Line never goes off track from its formula plot, but at the same time offers young females a fun movie that most parents wouldn’t mind them seeing.
A man is accidentally hit in the groin with a baseball. Male characters often engage in horseplay (wrestling). A man attempts to deliberately hit another man by throwing a baseball at him, then punches him. Man accidentally kicks a woman, causing injury. Security person physically removes man without a ticket from a concert. A man throws his dinner plate on the floor. Character shown with black eye. A man frequently uses an office copier for personal use. Hair spray is sprayed in man’s face.
Sexual Content: B+
Many female characters are shown in tight fitting, or low cleavage clothing. A man, feeling nervous, imagines he is naked—but we only see his chest. A man sprays mouth freshener down his pants. Characters briefly discuss a girl’s intention to move in with her boyfriend. Man mentions borrowing his roommate’s underwear. Male character refers to women as “hotties.” A woman states the number of body piercing she has (no details given). Woman kisses man. A couple of background characters are briefly portrayed as stereotyped homosexuals. Man has painted fingernails. A sensually dressed girl aggressively pulls man towards herself. A man and woman kiss passionately.
At least: Two mild profanities, some mild slang terms, and many instances of “near swears” (words that sound similar to profanities). Flatulence is depicted a few times.
Alcohol / Drug Use: B-
Several scenes take place in a bar, and another at a nightclub where alcohol is served. Recreational drinking is portrayed with both main and secondary characters. Social drinking shown in restaurant settings. A health food enthusiast suggests a man take an herb to improve his work performance.