Salinger parents guide

Salinger Parent Guide

Release date September 5, 2013

After penning the popular novel Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger turned into a recluse. This documentary interviews friends, family and those affected by his influential book, hoping to reveal the man behind the mystery.

Why is Salinger rated PG-13? The MPA rated Salinger PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking.

Run Time: 129 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Salinger rated PG-13? Salinger is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Infrequent archival footage of war combat, casualties and Holocaust victims, with some detail shown.

- Infrequent, detailed descriptions of violence.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

- Restrained portrayals of non-graphic violence

- Brief non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.


- Infrequent use of profanity and vulgar expressions.

- One use of an ethno-cultural slur in a historical context.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Frequent portrayals of smoking in a historical context.

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News About "Salinger"

This documentary film is based on a book by author David Shields and filmmaker-screenwriter Shane Salerno.

Learn more about J.D. Salinger and his classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Cast and Crew

Salinger is directed by Shane Salerno and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Judd Apatow.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Salinger movie is December 10, 2013. Here are some details…

Salinger releases to home video on 10 December 2013.

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Salinger’s novel explored teen angst and rebellion. Other movies to examine this subject include: The Perks of Being a Wallflower and It’s Kind of a Funny Story.