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.
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.