Why is Footloose (2011) rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Footloose (2011) is rated PG-13 for for some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language.
Violence: Characters engage in dangerous stunts including racing buses, standing on the train tracks and driving after drinking. Teens are involved in fistfights, including one where a crowbar is used as a weapon. A girl hits a truck with a crowbar. A man pushes a girl to the ground and beats her. A father slaps his daughter. A character is hit in the head with a beer bottle. Car windows are broken during a fight.
Sexual Content: Characters perform suggestive dance moves. A girl engages in passionate kissing and intimate activities after being dared by her partner. Characters discuss their sexual relations. Teens kiss. Females wear revealing and scanty clothing. Male teens make several offensive comments about females.
Language: The script contains several crude expressions for sex, vulgar anatomical language, frequent scatological slang, and profanities. Terms of Deity, as well as sexual innuendo, are used along with brief racial comments and sexual slurs.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Teens drink frequently at parties and at home. Teens are killed in an accident where alcohol is supposedly involved. Underage characters fake their way into a bar. A teen carries alcohol in his car and drinks some when he is upset. A character is set up to look like a drug seller. Young adults use illegal drugs and then drive under the influence. A character talks about getting high everyday. Adults talk about putting bourbon in a baked dish.