Why is New In Town rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: New In Town is rated PG for for language and some suggestive material. (Previously, this film was rated PG-13 for brief strong language, but was edited and re-rated.)
Originally rated PG-13 for “brief strong language,” this movie met with the razor blade and is now cut to a PG rating. However, some concerns for parents still exist, including numerous scatological and mild profanities and about a half-dozen terms of Deity. Some discussion arises about “wearing something dirty” after a man’s instructions to “wear something you can get dirty in” are misconstrued. No visuals are seen, but a woman admits she’s wearing a thong after she gets entangled in a pair of overalls and needs a man to help her get out of them. A woman, stuck in a ditch during a blizzard, hangs red lingerie on her car antenna to attract help. A clothed man and woman are shown on a sofa with her on top of him—when someone interrupts them, we see him (from the rear) quickly do up his pants. Characters drink in various scenes, and in one instance a woman becomes very drunk. In a hunting accident, a man is shot in the posterior.