Why is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is rated PG for for some crude comments, language and action violence.
Violence: A man imagines having a fantastical street fight with his boss that involves punching and other roughhousing (minor blood-covered injuries are briefly seen). In another imagined sequence a building explodes and a man rescues a woman from inside. Two men scuffle in a bar. A manager verbally bullies employees and throws paperclips at one. After jumping into water from a helicopter, a man is surrounded by sharks prior to being rescued. Blood is shown on a man’s forehead after he run into a post. A volcanic explosion threatens characters. A dangerous skateboard stunt is successfully attempted. A bar brawl, a bike accident and other minor accidents are comically depicted. A man gets in a fight with security guards.
Sexual Content: A mild sexual comment is made about men wanting to find a strip club. A couple of mild sexual terms are used. A man and woman hug and briefly kiss.
Language: A single scatological term, a mild sexual term, a crude term for male anatomy and about four other mild expletives are used. Terms of deity and name-calling are heard.
Alcohol / Drug Use: An obviously impaired helicopter pilot, who is seen drinking another huge glass of beer, insists he is fully capable of flying. (He does so successfully in the next scene.) Other: A man rides a skateboard on a public roadway.