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Based on a true story, The Longshots follows the life of eleven-year-old Jasmine Plummer (Keke Palmer), who becomes a quarterback on the boy's football team after much coaxing and coaching from her uncle (Ice Cube). Her decision also makes her the first female player in the Pop Warner Tournament's 56-year history.
Why Is The Longshots Rated PG?
The Longshots is rated PG The MPAA has rated The Longshots PG for some thematic elements, mild language and brief rude humor.
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At school, Jasmine is the target of bullying from a group of students who resort to name-calling and humiliating pranks. On the field, she is the recipient of some hard tackles. Frequent depictions of alcohol use are seen as a character deals with life’s problems. Cussing, profanities and brief rude anatomical humor are used in a script that deals with themes of abandonment, homelessness and unemployment. A postcard of a girl in a bikini is seen.
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