Why is Pitch Perfect rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Pitch Perfect is rated PG-13 for for sexual material, language and drug references.
Violence: Characters get into a fight after a contest. A man is kicked in the groin. Two women hit a man on the head. Property damage occurs. A woman is arrested. A man throws a burrito out of a vehicle window and it hits a woman. A character violently vomits on two occasions.
Sexual Content: Sexual innuendo, discussions and jokes are heard throughout the film. All sexual content is within the context of single people living on a college campus. A woman says her doctor told her not to have sex for a period of time but she has ignored this counsel. A woman walks into another woman’s shower and later they are joined by a naked man (no details are seen). A woman refers to her sexual organ as a “hunter”. Various women are seen adjusting their clothing, especially their breasts, while wearing revealing costumes. A woman wears a t-shirt that reveals details of her breasts. During dances women touch themselves sensually. Women speculate that another character is a lesbian.
Language: Frequent use of crude sexual terms and innuendo. Frequent profanities include partial use and variations of a sexual expletive in dialogue and lyrics. Scatological terms, moderate and mild profanities and a Christian religious expletive are also heard.
Drugs/Alcohol: College students are frequently seen drinking, sometimes to the point of drunkenness. Characters talk about having made bad decisions while under the influence of alcohol. Illegal drug use is mentioned.
Other: A character is seen gambling and later admits to having a gambling addiction.