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Still shot from the movie: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Audrey (voice of Taylor Swift) is in love with trees. And Ted (voice of Zac Efron) is in love with Audrey. Because there are no trees anymore, Ted decides to impress Audrey by trying to find out what happened to the amazing plants -- which means talking to The Once-ler (voice of Ed Helms), the only creature that might know. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A+
Run Time: 86
Theater Release: 01 Mar 2012
Video Release: 07 Aug 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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anel says: Feb. 09, 2012

I haven’t seen the movie yet but have a question.  The rating is PG for “brief mild language.”  What exactly does this mean—cursing or suggestive language?  We are discussing taking elementary school-aged children to watch on a field trip and need more information.  Thanks for any information you can share.

Rod Gustafson says: Feb. 09, 2012

Obviously we haven’t seen the movie either, but from my experience with movie ratings the MPAA’s “brief mild language” statement usually refers to what we call “mild profanities” here at Parent Previews. These would include words like hell and damn. “Brief” typically means only one or two occurrences of these words will be heard. Sometimes it also indicates scatological “potty” or “bathroom” language.

Note that we have some other information about what’s in the movie if you click the tab above that says “Content Details”. This information comes from Canadian ratings agencies. Note that there is no mention of language from these boards… however the Canadian’s are typically not as sensitive to language as the U.S. MPAA board.

Finally we should be able to publish our full review on opening day (March 2) so check back then for full details.

anel says: Feb. 11, 2012

Thanks so much for the information!

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