Vincent (Bill Murray) is a slovenly alcoholic who inexplicably befriends his young neighbor (Jaeden Lieberher) after desperate circumstances force the boy's single mother (Melissa McCarthy) to use the vulgar man as a babysitter.
Why Is St. Vincent Rated PG-13?
St. Vincent is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language.
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Violence: A man shoplifts, lies, cheats and steals in order to avoid paying for something or to get a better deal. A drunk driver causes property damage. An inebriated man injures himself with falls and broken glassware. A young boy is bullied by his school peers: they verbally taunt him, steal his belonging and punch him. A couple of bloody nose injuries are shown. A man makes verbal threats while holding a tire iron. A character steals prescription drugs and then tries to sell them on the black market. A loan shark and his enforcer threaten a man who owes them money.
Sexual Content: There is an implied sexual relationship between a prostitute and her client—in one scene she is shown wearing only a bra, straddling him while he makes sexual sounds and movements. Women in bikinis pole dance at a strip bar. A character uses a toilet off-screen. A woman’s underwear is revealed when she bends over. Crass comments, rude anatomical slang and terms are heard, along with sexual references. An unwed pregnancy is shown. References are made to a man cheating on a spouse.
Language: A strong sexual expletive is heard and several vulgar hand gestures are seen. Frequent use of profanities, scatological slang, and developmental slurs. Crass comments and crude anatomical slag terms are included.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Excessive smoking and drinking are portrayed. A main character is depicted as an alcoholic and is frequently seen inebriated. Drunk driving is depicted.
Other: Gambling and horserace betting are portrayed.
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