It parents guide

It Parent Guide

He's not clowning around.

Release date September 8, 2017

When some children, including Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott), goes missing in a small town, none of the adults seem interested in finding out who is behind the crime. So a group of seven young friends decide to find out what "it" is that the grown-ups won't talk about. This movie, starring a creepy clown, is based on a horror novel by Stephen King.

Why is It rated R? The MPAA rated It R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.

Run Time: 135 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is It rated R? It is rated R by the MPAA for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.

Violence:
- Frequent non-graphic violence.
- Brief, visually explicit portrayals of violence.
- Frequent depictions of weapons use, physical assault, hand-to-hand violence, dismemberment and injury.
- Violent acts shown in realistic detail with blood and tissue damage.
- Frequent portrayals of frightening monsters, transformations, and nightmarish imagery with blood and some gory detail.
- Several frightening scenes depicting supernatural beings.
- Detailed gory and grotesque images.
- Frequent upsetting or disturbing scenes.
- Bullying.

Sexual Content:
- Sexual language, references and innuendo.
- Vulgar expressions.
- Crude content.
- Embracing and kissing.

Profanity:
Approximately 85 instances of coarse language, including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang.
- Infrequent use of profanity.
- Infrequent use of developmental and sexual slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Infrequent portrayals of tobacco use.

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News About "It"

Based on a novel by horror author Stephen King, the story It, follows a group of youngsters who are trying to track down the evil villain behind the disappearance of some children in their small town.

A sinister clown is at the center of this nightmare. The script plans to break the tale into two parts. The first covers the time when the kids set out to stop the killer, and is set in the 1980s. The sequel (that does not have a release date as yet) will reunite the group as adults in the present day, when they set out on a second clown hunt.

This thriller has been adapted to the screen before, as a TV series.

Cast and Crew

It is directed by Andrés Muschietti and stars Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard.

Home Video

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Bill Skarsgård also appears in The Divergent Series: Allegiant. Clowns have been portrayed as scary even in children’s movies like Dumbo. Fortunately clowns provide happier entertainment in Patch Adams and The Court Jester.