Nerve parents guide


Someone is watching.

Overall C

A high school student (Emma Roberts) gets caught in a virtual game that has dangerous effects on her reality.

Release date July 27, 2016

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

Why is Nerve rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Nerve PG-13 for thematic material involving dangerous and risky behavior, some sexual content, language, drug content, drinking and nudity-all involving teens.

Run Time: 96 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Nerve rated PG-13? Nerve is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material involving dangerous and risky behavior, some sexual content, language, drug content, drinking and nudity-all involving teens.

Violence: Characters accept dares and engage in silly, rash and dangerous pranks. Their behavior is fueled by self-esteem issues, peer pressure, blackmail and threats of personal harm. Characters watch these perilous activities with a sense of detachment from reality. Some of the watchers try to persuade participants to stop, but most of them encourage the irresponsible and/or hazardous stunts. These risks include reckless driving, lying under a moving freight train, hanging from bridges and trying to jump over subway tracks or bonfires. One scene depicts characters on a motorcycle speeding down city streets while the driver is blindfolded. Characters are punched, kidnapped, briefly held prisoner and coerced into engaging in a gladiator-style gunfight. Blood is seen when a character gets a tattoo and when an injury is shown. The loss of a loved one is mentioned. Computer hacking and other illegal web activities are glamorized. A computer program accesses a person’s personal information, including bank accounts. Characters steal and lie.

Sexual Content: A full shot of buttock nudity is seen briefly, as well as in an extended scene where a cheerleader flips up her skirt to reveal her bare backside. A teen boy and girl are shown in their underwear and run through a public place. Teen characters talk about sleeping around. A clothed, teen couple is shown lying on one another in bed while kissing passionately. Other teen couples embrace and kiss. Flatulence is depicted. The script includes sexual references, innuendo and crude terms for anatomy.

Language: Two sexual finger gestures are shown, along with a sticker that spells out a strong sexual expletive, but has some of the letters bleeped out. Some moderate and mild profanities, scatological slang and terms of deity are used. Name-calling is heard

Alcohol / Drug Use: Teenagers drink alcohol at a party and drunkenness is depicted. A teen character smokes (it is unclear if it is a tobacco or marijuana). Others talk about getting high.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence, Nudity.
Alberta PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Disturbing Content.
Ontario 14A Disturbing Content.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes PG
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Cast and Crew

Nerve is directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman and stars Emma Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Dave Franco.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Nerve movie is October 25, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Nerve
Release Date: 25 October 2016
Nerve releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Watcher Mode (“Creating Nerve”- 15 Character Pods: “The Fat Jewish Gets Tattewish” Outtakes; and “The Governor’s Ball Takeover” – Social Media Stars in a Game of Dare)
- Player Mode (“Do You Have the Nerve?” Game; “Are You a Watcher or a Player?” Quiz; and Player Profiles)

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In her younger teens, Emma Roberts starred in Aquamarine and Nancy Drew. Dave Franko also appears in Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2.