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After penning the popular novel Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger turned into a recluse. This documentary interviews friends, family and those affected by his influential book, hoping to reveal the man behind the mystery.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking.

Why is Salinger rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Salinger is rated PG-13 for for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Infrequent archival footage of war combat, casualties and Holocaust victims, with some detail shown.

- Infrequent, detailed descriptions of violence.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

- Restrained portrayals of non-graphic violence

- Brief non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.


- Infrequent use of profanity and vulgar expressions.

- One use of an ethno-cultural slur in a historical context.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Frequent portrayals of smoking in a historical context.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Scenes of War Violence and Injury.
Alberta PG Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Disturbing Content.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Disturbing Content, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes Not Rated
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