St. Vincent parents guide

St. Vincent

When desperate for a friend, beggars can't be choosers.

Overall C+

Vincent (Bill Murray) is a slovenly alcoholic who inexplicably befriends his young neighbor (Jaeden Lieberher) after desperate circumstances force the boy's single mother (Melissa McCarthy) to use the vulgar man as a babysitter.

Release date October 17, 2014

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

Why is St. Vincent rated PG-13? The MPAA rated St. Vincent PG-13 for mature thematic material including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language.

Run Time: 103 minutes

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St. Vincent
Rating & Content Info

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Why is St. Vincent rated PG-13? St. Vincent is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for mature thematic material including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language.

Violence: A man shoplifts, lies, cheats and steals in order to avoid paying for something or to get a better deal. A drunk driver causes property damage. An inebriated man injures himself with falls and broken glassware. A young boy is bullied by his school peers: they verbally taunt him, steal his belonging and punch him. A couple of bloody nose injuries are shown. A man makes verbal threats while holding a tire iron. A character steals prescription drugs and then tries to sell them on the black market. A loan shark and his enforcer threaten a man who owes them money.

Sexual Content: There is an implied sexual relationship between a prostitute and her client—in one scene she is shown wearing only a bra, straddling him while he makes sexual sounds and movements. Women in bikinis pole dance at a strip bar. A character uses a toilet off-screen. A woman’s underwear is revealed when she bends over. Crass comments, rude anatomical slang and terms are heard, along with sexual references. An unwed pregnancy is shown. References are made to a man cheating on a spouse.

Language: A strong sexual expletive is heard and several vulgar hand gestures are seen. Frequent use of profanities, scatological slang, and developmental slurs. Crass comments and crude anatomical slag terms are included.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Excessive smoking and drinking are portrayed. A main character is depicted as an alcoholic and is frequently seen inebriated. Drunk driving is depicted.

Other: Gambling and horserace betting are portrayed.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Sexually Suggestive Scene
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language, Substance/Alcohol Abuse, Tobacco Use/Promotion.
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

St. Vincent is directed by Theodore Melfi and stars Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Bill Murray, Chris O'Dowd, Jaeden Lieberher.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of St. Vincent movie is February 17, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: St. Vincent
Release Dates: 17 February 2015
St. Vincent releases to home video (Blu-ray) with the following extras:
- Deleted scenes from the film
- Q&A with the one and only Bill Murray, the patron saint of comedy.

Related home video titles:

A boy from a broken family finds a friend in an elderly man who moves in upstairs in Hearts In Atlantis. A washed-up, former writer wants to be left alone, but that’s not likely to happen after he’s been discovered by the children of the single mother living next door, in the movie The Magic of Belle Isle. In an attempt to get away from his mother’s new boyfriend, a young boy starts hanging out at a water park where he unexpectedly finds acceptance from the owner in The Way Way Back.

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