Why is Chasing Mavericks rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Chasing Mavericks is rated PG for for thematic elements and some perilous action.
Violence: A child nearly drowns. A man lies about his whereabouts to his wife. A boy smashes car mirrors with a baseball bat and later threatens a person with it. A surfer suffers a bloody injury. A boy fights with a man who is attacking his mother. A teen climbs on top of a van that later speeds down the highway. A boy on a skateboard hangs on to the back of a bus. Teens sneak into a public swimming pool after hours. Teens fight in a restaurant. Students bully others. Divers encounter a shark. Death is discussed and a character dies.
Sexual Content: A teen couple kisses.
Language: One term of Deity is heard and some bullying comments.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A child discovers liquor in his mom’s juice. A teen buys drugs from dealers on the street on several occasions. Teens appear to be high on drugs on a couple of occasions.