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Why Is The Other Side Of Heaven Rated PG?
Overall: A- When a nineteen-year-old from Idaho decides to serve three years as a missionary for his church, he never dreams he will end up in Tonga. The young man’s faith is put to the test as he faces culture shock, language barriers, and missing his true love back home. Based on a true story, The Other Side Of Heaven portrays the miraculous growth that occurs in the lives of both the giver and the receiver when they put their trust in God.
Violence: B Native dancers brandish spears. Badly bleeding feet are shown several times. Injury from falling out of a tree is mentioned. A mob of men threatens others. Man injures foot with knife. Seizure from lockjaw is shown. Portrayal of storms that result in: property damage, people in peril, capsized boat, and passengers stranded at sea. Depiction of people suffering from starvation. Electric light bulbs explode.
Sexual Content: B An unmarried couple kiss. South Pacific native dress is worn by some characters. Men stand guard when man uses outhouse. Curious children surround a man taking a bath. Sexual relations outside of marriage are briefly referred to on several occasions, including a character being pressured to engage in such a relationship. Young girl drops her skirt in a seduction attempt (no nudity shown). Prostitution implied. Adultery mentioned as a common custom of upper class.
Language: A- At least: 1 mild profanity. Terms of Deity are used in a religious context.
Alcohol / Drug Use: B Alcoholism is mentioned. Man drinks alcohol from a bottle. Brief scene shows drunken mob. One character is shown smoking. Using alcohol as a bribe is referred to on two occasions.
Miscellaneous Concerns: Wailing mourners are portrayed, and one kisses the deceased. A few references are made about bodily functions, including the custom of belching. Character vomits. Some negative portrayals of religious leaders are shown; issues are later resolved. Hungry characters eat mosquitoes.