Burn Your Maps parents guide

Burn Your Maps

When it comes to dealing with loss and grief, you have to chart your own course.

Overall B-

As if the journey through their own marriage problems wasn’t enough, Alise and Connor (Vera Farmiga and Marton Csokas) are forced to take an unexpected detour when their young son (Jacob Tremblay) decides he is really a Mongolian goat herder trapped in the life of an American boy.

Release date March 17, 2017

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

Why is Burn Your Maps rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Burn Your Maps PG-13 for thematic elements including some mature sexual material, and brief strong language.

Run Time: 102 minutes

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Burn Your Maps
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Burn Your Maps rated PG-13? Burn Your Maps is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements including some mature sexual material, and brief strong language.

Violence: Domestic contention is depicted. Verbal conflicts between parents worries their children. The death of a child is discussed and grief is portrayed. Strict rules are enforced at a religious school, such as wearing uniforms and not using cell phones. A parent destroys things that are precious to his child, believing that will help the boy, but angry feelings ensue. Various characters talk about slaughtering animals, and a young boy pretends to kill goat and cut out its heart. Children are teased and mocked. Reckless driving. Animals get sick and one dies. A vulture eats an animal’s carcass.

Sexual Content: Franks sexual discussion include talk of oral sex, adultery and a lack of physical intimacy in marriage. A wife encourages her husband to have an affair. A married woman kisses and fondles the chest of a man who is not her husband – her child sees her actions and is upset by her behavior. Infidelity is implied. A marriage counselor mentions that she is a lesbian. A man is obsessed with sexual topics and his motives are questioned. Crude sexual slang and anatomical terms are used. Wrestlers in cultural dress are scantily clad. A boy strips down to his underwear. Women admire a shirtless man. Characters help a goat give birth, and details of the delivery are shown.

Language: The script includes one sexual expletive, along with some scatological slang, mild and moderate profanity, and names of deity. Crude and anatomical terms, as well as name-calling are also heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A bottle of wine is seen in a home, but it is never drunk. Man and woman drink together. Prescription drugs for mental illness are mentioned.

Other: Characters wrestle with the legacy of their Jewish and/or Catholic heritages. Eastern philosophies and reincarnation are mentioned.

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Burn Your Maps
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

Burn Your Maps is directed by Jordan Roberts and stars Vera Farmiga, Virginia Madsen, Jacob Tremblay.

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Mongolia is one of the settings in the documentary films The Story of the Weeping Camel and Babies. Young Jacob Tremblay also stars in the movie Room.

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