Why is Philomena rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Philomena is rated PG-13 for On Appeal (The MPAA originally rated Philomena R for some language.)
Violence: Verbal arguments and confrontations are heard. A teen girl is in desperate pain while delivering a breach child (no graphic details are shown).
Sexual Content: A teen girl and boy are seen together, they begin to kiss and it is implied that they have sex. A woman frankly and briefly discusses how she enjoyed a sexual experience and includes a term of female anatomy. A gay relationship is discussed. Two men exchange kisses.
Language: Two sexual expletives, a slang term and a clinical term for female anatomy are used. About four other mild and moderate profanities are heard.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Frequent drinking occurs in pubs and other social settings.