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After a tragic event, Jack O'Brien (Sean Penn) tries to understand the meaning of life by looking back at his childhood during the 1950, and remembering the lessons learned from his parents (Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain).

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material.

Why is The Tree of Life rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Tree of Life is rated PG-13 for for some thematic material.

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.

Violence: Parents learn of a child’s death. A mother treats a child’s bloody wound. Kids mock others. Police take away criminals. A dad teaches his boys to exchange punches and later tries to slap his child for talking back. Some domestic abuse between a husband and wife is shown. A father’s anger impacts his family’s home life. A child drowns in a swimming pool. While playing with a BB gun, one boy is shot in the finger. A boy steals a woman’s lingerie. A group of boys vandalize a neighbor’s property.

Sexual Content: A pregnant woman’s belly is shown.

Language: The script contains a couple of profanities and a crude anatomical term.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Some secondary characters smoke.