Candy Cane Lane parents guide

Candy Cane Lane Parent Guide

Breezy and funny, this film is unfocused and contains too much profanity for family audiences.

Overall C+

Prime Video: Determined to win a neighborhood Christmas decorating contest, a man accidentally makes a deal with a mischievous elf who unleashes chaos.

Release date December 1, 2023

Violence B
Sexual Content A
Profanity B
Substance Use B

Why is Candy Cane Lane rated PG? The MPAA rated Candy Cane Lane PG for language throughout and some suggestive references.

Run Time: 120 minutes

Parent Movie Review

Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Starring Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell. Running time: 120 minutes. Theatrical release December 1, 2023. Updated

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Rating & Content Info

Why is Candy Cane Lane rated PG? Candy Cane Lane is rated PG by the MPAA for language throughout and some suggestive references.

Violence: A character is electrocuted. Magical animals attack humans in slapstick ways. There are moments of mild peril.
Sexual Content: A married couple kiss. One scene with mild innuendo.
Profanity: The script contains six anatomical curses, seven mild profanities, and around 30 terms of deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Adults drink wine socially.

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