Selma parents guide

Selma

One man's dream can change history.

Overall B+

David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King Jr. in this bio-drama that explores the events leading up to the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Tom Wilkinson plays President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

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

Why is Selma rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Selma PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language.

Run Time: 127 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Selma rated PG-13? Selma is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language.

Violence: Racial tensions are depicted that include intimidation, threats, beatings, whippings, and shootings. Men with clubs attack protestors: some are beaten to death. Tear gas is used to subdue protestors. A character is shot and killed. An explosion at a church kills four young girls. Characters are punched in the face. Groups of protestors are attacked on several occasions. Other moments of non-graphic violence and frightening scenes are portrayed.

Sexual Content: Characters listen to the recorded sounds of sexual activity. A woman questions her husband’s fidelity. A couple kisses. Some brief crude content and sexual references are included.

Language: The script contains two strong sexual expletives, a crude hand gesture, over two dozen uses of crude language including scatological slang, curses and profanities. Crude ethno-cultural slurs are also heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use:A character smokes in at least one scene.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language, Theme of Racism.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba G Not Recommended for Children, Violence, Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Violence, Language May Offend, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Selma"

Cast and Crew

Selma is directed by Ava DuVernay and stars David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Selma movie is May 5, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Selma
Release Date: 5 May 2015
Selma releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following special features:
- The Road to Selma
- Recreating Selma
- "Glory" Music Video featuring John Legend and Common
- Historical Newsreels
- Photo Gallery
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- National Voting Rights Museum and Institute
- Selma Student Tickets: Donor Appreciation
- Commentary by director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo
- Commentary by director Ava DuVernay, director of photography Bradford Young and editor Spencer Averick

Related home video titles:

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (which also stars Oprah Winfrey) covers similar historical events. Lincoln shows an earlier attempt by the US government to secure more rights for Black people. And Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom follows a similar fight that occurred in South Africa.

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