Why is Whale Rider rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Whale Rider is rated PG-13 for
Despite the hardships and disappointments in her life, one young Maori girl becomes a pivotal force in changing the traditions and mindsets of her struggling tribe.
Father and son argue. Boy hits man with a stick. Man yells at children.
Sexual Content: B
Woman is pregnant outside of marriage. Threats are made about male body part falling off. Girls bare back is shown in bathtub.
Contains at least 6 moderate and 2 mild profanities.
Alcohol / Drug Use: C-
Adults pre-teen are shown smoking. Women hide signs of their smoking. Adults drink on several occasions. Adults try to cover evidence of illegal drug use.
Mother and baby die during childbirth. Adult treats child harshly and with contempt on several occasions. Character suffers from depression