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Still shot from the movie: Serenity.


Based on a short-lived television series called Firefly, Serenity is rust-bucket starship whose miss-fit crew is involved in a galactic civil war. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 29 Sep 2005
Video Release: 19 Dec 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Serenity Rated PG-13?

This is a very violent film for PG-13 and would likely be rated R if it were not for the relatively low levels of sex (one very short scene implies an unmarried couple is about to make love) and language (about a half dozen mild profanities are heard). Decomposing bodies are portrayed, blood is plentiful, and rape and torture are discussed. With a few “jump scenes” and the cast in nearly continual peril, parents are advised to screen the film before considering it for family members.

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