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Overall A-

Philomena (Judi Dench) has a secret: When she was a teen she gave birth to a baby, who was taken away from her. Five decades later she has an opportunity to search for the boy, with the help of a former journalist (Steve Coogan).

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 On Appeal (The MPAA originally rated Philomena R for some language.)

Why is Philomena rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Philomena is rated PG-13 for On Appeal (The MPAA originally rated Philomena R for some language.)

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: Verbal arguments and confrontations are heard. A teen girl is in desperate pain while delivering a breach child (no graphic details are shown).

Sexual Content: A teen girl and boy are seen together, they begin to kiss and it is implied that they have sex. A woman frankly and briefly discusses how she enjoyed a sexual experience and includes a term of female anatomy. A gay relationship is discussed. Two men exchange kisses.

Language: Two sexual expletives, a slang term and a clinical term for female anatomy are used. About four other mild and moderate profanities are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Frequent drinking occurs in pubs and other social settings.

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