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Overall C+

This movie presents a fictitious story revolving around the real radio show A Prairie Home Companion. The script focuses on the often not-so-innocent goings-on backstage during what is supposed to be the very last live broadcast of the weekly show that has run for over thirty years.

Violence A-
Sexual Content C
Profanity C+
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for risque humor.

Why is A Prairie Home Companion rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: A Prairie Home Companion is rated PG-13 for for risque humor.

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This film lands in the lower end of the PG-13 rating, but parents will still want to be aware of such themes as a young character who comments and writes about suicide. Other adult characters make sexual comments, and one unmarried elderly couple plot to have a sexual interlude in a backstage dressing room. There’s also a heavy helping of female objectification when a man—who is a coworker—raises a pregnant woman’s shirt to reveal her extended belly, and another discusses a woman’s tight dress using various sexual references and innuendo. While some songs feature positive Christian lyrics, “off stage” the dialogue is often negative toward Christians (Texans are also the target of a couple of remarks). Language includes various mild profanities, terms of deity, and a scatological expletive. Various characters are seen smoking, a man keeps a flask of liquor in his desk, and a pregnant woman drinks champagne. A secondary plot entails a death by natural causes, and a corpse is shown.