Why is Soul Surfer rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Soul Surfer is rated PG for for an intense accident sequence and some thematic material.
Violence: Despite the severity of the shark attack, the depiction is fairly brief and restrained. (Blood fills the water after the incident and oozes through a shirt used to cover the injury.) A girl vomits and has nightmares after seeing the accident. A dead shark is shown. A married couple argues briefly. A surfer is pummeled by heavy waves during a competition. The aftermath of the Thailand tsunami is portrayed.
Sexual Content: Characters are continually seen in beachwear including bikinis and swimming shorts. A girl poses flirtatiously during a photo shoot. A couple kisses.
Language: None noted.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A man proposes a toast during a holiday gathering, although there is no indication the group is drinking alcohol.