Why is Despicable Me rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Despicable Me is rated PG for for rude humor and mild action.
Violence: It appears a child has been punctured when red fluid oozes out of a nail-embedded box she is caught in. Characters are shot, burned, hit by cars, electrocuted, cut off in traffic, bit by a dog and whacked with a hammer. A child hits a parent. People are shot with a freeze gun that encases them in ice. Children are put into a "box of shame" for punishment and verbally chastised. Characters steal items. A character is shot from a cannon. A man is punched, hit in the groin, smashed against the wall, chased by a shark and threatened with guns while trying to break into a home. A child holds her breath until she passes out. A child’s balloon is popped. A bird is shot.
Language: The script includes rude words for flatulence.
Sexual Content: A character makes photocopies of his bare posterior. Naked statues and a naked man howling at the moon are seen along with a picture of a baby’s bare buttocks (no detailed frontal anatomy is seen.) Dancing robots have prominent female features. References are made to crude bodily functions. Some scenes of embracing and kissing are shown.
Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.
Other: A character invents a "fart" gun.