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Based on a short-lived television series called Firefly, Serenity is rust-bucket starship whose miss-fit crew is involved in a galactic civil war.
Why Is Serenity Rated PG-13?
Serenity is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, and some sexual references.
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This is a very violent film for PG-13 and would likely be rated R if it were not for the relatively low levels of sex (one very short scene implies an unmarried couple is about to make love) and language (about a half dozen mild profanities are heard). Decomposing bodies are portrayed, blood is plentiful, and rape and torture are discussed. With a few “jump scenes” and the cast in nearly continual peril, parents are advised to screen the film before considering it for family members.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of Serenity...
See Serenity’s universe in either wide or full screen, and catch the DVD extras. These include an introduction and commentary by writer/director Joss Whedon, deleted scenes, outtakes, and a crash course on the original series with the featurettes: Future History: The Story of Earth That Was, What’s in a Firefly, and Re-Lighting the Firefly. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.