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Overall C+

Jonathan Foer (Elijah Wood) sets out on a journey across the Ukraine to discover his Jewish family's past. As Everything is Illuminated along the way, he uncovers significant memories for more than just himself.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C+

Why is Everything is Illuminated rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Everything is Illuminated is rated PG-13 for for disturbing images/violence, sexual content and language.

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Obviously, this film deals with serious issues involving the actions of Nazi soldiers against Jewish populations. Much of this is described in dialogue, although some pictures of bodies and firing squads are seen. A character suffering from grief and guilt commits suicide. Moderate profanities are throughout—both verbal and subtitled—along with a single sexual expletive. Some sexual dialogue, and a young man and boy sharing a pornographic magazine are also included.