Mama parents guide


Overall C-

When Victoria and Lilly (Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nélisse) are found after a five-year disappearance, the young girls are sent to live with their Aunt and Uncle (Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). But the challenges prove greater than what might be expected because the orphans keep talking about (and to) an unseen Mama.

Release date January 17, 2013

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

Why is Mama rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Mama PG-13 for violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements.

Run Time: 100 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Mama rated PG-13? Mama is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements.

Violence: Sounds of a gunshot are heard. A newscast reports the shooting of several people. A man points a gun at himself and later at his child but is stopped before he can kill her. A character is in a coma after being pushed over a railing and falling down a flight of stairs. A woman repeatedly stabs another woman in the chest. Blood injuries are depicted several times. Characters are chased and attacked by a ghost like character. Blood runs down the wall. Numerous moments of peril and jump scenes occur. A child eats moths.

Sexual Content: A couple becomes amorous and begins kissing. A woman is relieved to discover she is not expecting after taking a pregnancy test. A woman wears low cut tank tops.

Language: The script includes numerous profanities, terms of Deity and one strong sexual expletive.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters are briefly shown drinking. A man is distraught after running out of his prescription medicine.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+ Horror.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Mama"

Cast and Crew

Mama is directed by Andres Muschietti and stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle NĂ©lisse.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Mama movie is May 7, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Mama

Release Date: 7 May 2013

Mama releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Deleted Scenes

- Original short with introduction by Guillermo del Toro and optional commentary with Andy and Barbara Muschietti

- The Birth of Mama

- Feature Commentary: Audio commentary with Andy and Barbara Muschietti

- Matriarcal Secrets

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