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Overall B

Dance instructor Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas) knows just the cure for the delinquent behavior exhibited by students at an inner-city high school. But his offer to teach them manners and life skills through ballroom dancing is met with skepticism from teachers and pupils alike.

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, language and some violence

Why is Take the Lead rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Take the Lead is rated PG-13 for for thematic material, language and some violence

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Frequent mild and moderate profanities will present the greatest concerns to parents. The high school students depicted in this movie also face challenging personal issues, like mothers who have turned to prostitution, alcoholic fathers, peer pressure that encourages them to be involved in drugs and stolen goods operations, and racial prejudice. The character of Dulaine also offers a sensual dance demonstration in order to convince his students that dancing is fun. On the positive side, students are forced to overcome personal prejudices and differences in order to dance together and become a unified group.

Take the Lead
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language. Violence.
Alberta PG Coarse Language
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children
Ontario PG Language may offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG