The Book of Life parents guide

The Book of Life

All is fair in love and death.

Overall B

In this colorful animation, a contest for the hand of the lovely Maria (voice of Zoe Saldana) goes awry when those in the world of the dead interfere with her two suitors, Joaquin and Manolo (voices of Channing Tatum and Diego Luna).

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

Why is The Book of Life rated PG? The MPAA rated The Book of Life PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images.

Run Time: 97 minutes

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The Book of Life
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Book of Life rated PG? The Book of Life is rated PG by the MPAA for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images.

Violence: References are made to death in a fantasy context. Frequent mild peril and threat to main characters, with some frightening detail. Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence in a slapstick context. One direct punch to the head is seen on screen. Bullfights are portrayed, but we do not see the bull being stabbed or killed. School-aged kids make derogatory age-related comments toward an elderly man.

Sexual Content: A woman uses her femininity to manipulate a man. Two boys are obviously fond of the same girl.

Language: Some name-calling and a vague scatological reference are included.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A group of secondary characters appear inebriated and one makes a joke about visiting four bars.

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The Book of Life
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G Frightening Scenes.
Ontario G Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

News About "The Book of Life"

Cast and Crew

The Book of Life is directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and stars Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Book of Life movie is January 27, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Book of Life
Release Date: 27 January 2015
The Book of Life releases to home video (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy or Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following special features:
- The Adventures of Chuy
- Music Machine
- “No Matter Where You Are” Music Video by Us - The Duo
- Audio Commentary by Jorge R. Gutierrez
- Galleries
Exclusive HD Content
- Closer Look At The Book of Life
- The Music of Life
- Digital Carpenters: The Art Direction of The Book of Life

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The animation The Corpse Bride also features a romance between the living and the dead, where the afterlife is depicted. The Nightmare Before Christmas features similar Halloween-like images in an odd celebration of two very different holidays.

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