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When Victoria and Lilly (Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nélisse) are found after a five-year disappearance, the young girls are sent to live with their Aunt and Uncle (Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). But the challenges prove greater than what might be expected because the orphans keep talking about (and to) an unseen Mama.
Why Is Mama Rated PG-13?
Mama is rated PG-13 for violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements.
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Violence: Sounds of a gunshot are heard. A newscast reports the shooting of several people. A man points a gun at himself and later at his child but is stopped before he can kill her. A character is in a coma after being pushed over a railing and falling down a flight of stairs. A woman repeatedly stabs another woman in the chest. Blood injuries are depicted several times. Characters are chased and attacked by a ghost like character. Blood runs down the wall. Numerous moments of peril and jump scenes occur. A child eats moths.
Sexual Content: A couple becomes amorous and begins kissing. A woman is relieved to discover she is not expecting after taking a pregnancy test. A woman wears low cut tank tops.
Language: The script includes numerous profanities, terms of Deity and one strong sexual expletive.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters are briefly shown drinking. A man is distraught after running out of his prescription medicine.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Mama.
After the death of her sister, a single woman is given the (easier) responsibility of caring for her nieces and nephew in Raising Helen. Another child is left to raise itself in the movie Nell. And a family is not as alone as they first believe in the thriller, The Others.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of Mama...
Home Video Notes: Mama
Release Date: 7 May 2013
Mama releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Deleted Scenes
- Original short with introduction by Guillermo del Toro and optional commentary with Andy and Barbara Muschietti
- The Birth of Mama
- Feature Commentary: Audio commentary with Andy and Barbara Muschietti
- Matriarcal Secrets