Why is Parental Guidance rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Parental Guidance is rated PG for for some rude humor.
Violence: A grandfather encourages his bullied grandson to stand up to his assailant—later the boy returns with a black eye and admits he threw the first punch. A man starts an argument at a kids’ baseball game. A child hits a man in the crotch with a bat. A man falls from a skateboard after slipping in a puddle of urine. A woman gets a nosebleed when she is accidentally bumped while playing her husband and grandkids. An imaginary friend is hit by a car and killed, and a funeral is held the next day. A food fight erupts after some children are left alone while eating an ice cream cake.
Sexual Content: A man makes mild sexual remarks during a pat down at airport security and when trying to unbuckling a car seat. Other veiled remarks are made about a married couple needing to have some intimate time together. A grandmother encourages her granddaughter to wear a sleeveless dress to increase her chances of winning a music competition. Women are seen exercising using dance poles—no sexual comments are made. Married couples kiss.
Language: A man named Artie is referred to as “Farite” by his grandkids. A woman tells her husband to “shut up.”
Drugs/Alcohol: A man says he needs a martini. A woman drinks a glass of wine while stressed. A character talks positively about getting drunk. Social drinking, including alcohol served at a bar, is depicted.