Why is The Way rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Way is rated PG-13 for for some thematic elements, drug use and smoking.
Violence: A man identifies his son by briefly looking at his dead body at the morgue. A burning coffin is seen during cremation, and a bag of ashes is later given to a man. A brief scuffle occurs during an argument. A woman hits a man. A character is in mild peril when he enters a fast moving stream. A backpack is stolen.
Sexual Content: A man in thong underwear exposes his bare buttock while laundering his clothes. Vague references are made about sexual relationships between travelers. Characters urinate at the side of the trail (no nudity shown). An abortion is mentioned.
Language: Infrequent use of scatological slang, mild profanity and terms of Deity.
Drugs and Alcohol: Men smoke joints. A woman smokes tobacco cigarettes continuously. A character offers drugs to others. Characters drink frequently, occasionally to excess.