Why is The Words rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Words is rated PG-13 for for brief strong language and smoking.
Violence: In a wartime setting, a dead body covered in a sheet (except for an injured arm) is seen on a stretcher.
Sexual Content: An unmarried couple lives together and eventually marries. Some mild sensual scenes between couples are shown.
Language: Use of a single sexual expletives, infrequent (about ten) moderate and mild profanities, and some scatological terms.
Drugs/Alcohol: Frequent cigarette smoking is shown in period settings. In a few scenes characters drink alcohol (two to the point of drunkenness) as they attempt to fend off misery.