Why is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is rated PG-13 for for stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references.
Sexual Content: A girl is seen in her underwear. Young adults begin to undress and kiss passionately. Other characters engage in implied homosexual sex. Men kiss. Multiple men are shown in bed together. Sexual activity, both heterosexual and homosexual, is frequently discussed. Crude terms for male anatomy, scatological jokes and sexual innuendo are repeatedly used.
Language: The script includes a handful of racial slurs and mild profanities, nearly two-dozen crude expletives, a slang term to describe sex, brief scatological slang and two crude hand gestures. Brief religious jokes are made.
Alcohol/Drug Use: Characters drink at social gatherings and are drunk on occasion. Two background characters smoke in one scene.