Amazing Grace parents guide

Amazing Grace

Overall A-

Based on a true story, Amazing Grace follows the life of William Wilberforce (played by Ioan Gruffudd), a Member of Parliament in 18th Century England who attempted to end slavery in Britain.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A
Profanity B-
Substance Use C+

Why is Amazing Grace rated PG? The MPAA rated Amazing Grace PG thematic material involving slavery, and some mild language

Run Time: 117 minutes

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Amazing Grace
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Amazing Grace rated PG? Amazing Grace is rated PG by the MPAA thematic material involving slavery, and some mild language

With only a PG rating, this film contains fewer content concerns than many others dealing with this difficult topic. Still, there are disturbing and graphic discussions of the slave trade and conditions on the slave ships. Some brief portrayals of slave abuse are also seen along with the cruel beating of an animal. To deal with his declining health, a patient is prescribed the medicinal use of opiates. Social drinking is shown on frequent occasions and in another instance, a man appears to be drunk. The script uses infrequent mild profanities and occasional racial slurs.

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Amazing Grace
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Amazing Grace"

Cast and Crew

Amazing Grace is directed by and stars Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Amazing Grace movie is November 12, 2007. Here are some details…

DVD Release Dates: 13 November 2007

Amazing Grace resonates on DVD with the following bonus materials: An audio commentary with director Michael Apted and actor Ioan Gruffudd, How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace (a half-hour documentary), Finding Freedom (a tour of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center that exposes some modern-day slavery practices) and a music video featuring Chris Tomlin’s version of Amazing Grace. The disc also provides interactive discussion tools and study guides that can be printed out for use in classrooms or bible study groups. The movie is presented in widescreen format with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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Released in 1977, the miniseries Roots tells the story of Africans captured and shipped across the sea as slaves. Both Freedom Song (which portrays four African-American university students who challenged segregation by sitting at a white lunch counter in Mississippi) and Something the Lord Made (that depicts medical discoveries made by an African-American), deal with the lingering prejudices faced by the descendents of former slaves.

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