Why is The Rocker rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Rocker is rated PG-13 for for drug and sexual references, nudity and language.
In this film about three teens and a forty-something who hit the road in a rock band, it’s the kids who are the positive role models. However, there are still many issues of concern, especially an extended scene of a completely naked adult male playing the drums (seen from the rear and side). Language includes scatological profanities, terms of Deity, crude anatomical terms as well as an acronym that signifies a sexual expletive and a raised middle finger. There are also some crude sexual comments. A principal character drinks to excess and other adults are seen drinking in bars. One scene shows three people driving, while one (not the driver) drinks from a bottle. A man fills his mouth with liquor, then spews it from his lips and lights the spray on fire. A man implies he has used hand sanitizer for the purposes of getting inebriated. A teen boy is grounded after he admits to bringing drugs to school. Teens lie to their parents so they can leave to go play in a band. An adult damages hotel rooms and is seen throwing a television out of a hotel window.