Why is The Back-Up Plan rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Back-Up Plan is rated PG-13 for for sexual content including references, some crude material and language.
This script contains frequent uses of anatomical and other medical terms related to pregnancy. It also contains slang terms for body parts, a strong sexual expletive and a couple of strong sexual slang terms along with numerous profanities, scatological slang terms, frequent sexual innuendo and slurs. Sperm donation and other medical procedures are discussed. The movie includes non-graphic depictions of violence including characters verbally fighting. Elderly characters slip and fall to the floor. A woman aggressively attempts to take something out of a dog’s mouth. A woman screams repeatedly during childbirth. A character is offended by a mother nursing an older toddler (no nudity is seen). A couple engages in sex: the depictions include no explicit nudity, however the scene contains strong sexual sounds and other references to female pleasures. A woman drinks alcohol during the early stages of pregnancy. Social drinking is shown in other situations.