Serenity parents guide


Overall B-

Based on a short-lived television series called Firefly, Serenity is rust-bucket starship whose miss-fit crew is involved in a galactic civil war.

Violence D
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use B

Why is Serenity rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Serenity PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references.

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Serenity rated PG-13? Serenity is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references.

This is a very violent film for PG-13 and would likely be rated R if it were not for the relatively low levels of sex (one very short scene implies an unmarried couple is about to make love) and language (about a half dozen mild profanities are heard). Decomposing bodies are portrayed, blood is plentiful, and rape and torture are discussed. With a few “jump scenes” and the cast in nearly continual peril, parents are advised to screen the film before considering it for family members.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Violence.Violence.-----
Ontario 14A Violence. Gory Scenes. Distrubing Content.
Quebec 13+ Voilence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "Serenity"

Cast and Crew

Serenity is directed by and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Maher, Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Serenity movie is December 19, 2005. Here are some details…

See Serenity’s universe in either wide or full screen, and catch the DVD extras. These include an introduction and commentary by writer/director Joss Whedon, deleted scenes, outtakes, and a crash course on the original series with the featurettes: Future History: The Story of Earth That Was, What’s in a Firefly, and Re-Lighting the Firefly. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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