The Watch parents guide

The Watch Parent Guide

Release date July 27, 2012

When a group of suburban dads (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill) decides to form a neighborhood watch, they never suspect they will end up defending their community from an alien attack.

Why is The Watch rated R? The MPA rated The Watch R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images.

Run Time: 102 minutes

The Watch
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 The Watch rated R? The Watch is rated R by the MPAA for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images.

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


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Gory and grotesque images.

- Explicit depiction of impalement.

- Depictions of fighting, beating, shooting, evisceration and decapitation.

Sexual Content:

- Scene depicting several characters engaged in sexually suggestive activity.

- Breast nudityin a sexual context.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling.

- Frequent use of crude and sexual language, references and innuendo.

- Crude content.

- Approximately 47 instances of sexual language.


- Approximately 145 instances of coarse language.

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in sexual contexts.

- Excessive use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions

- Slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Alcohol abuse.

- Substance abuse.

- Two scenes of drug use involving marijuana.

- One portrayal of implied illegal and prescription drug use for recreational purposes – no detail.

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News About "The Watch"

Cast and Crew

The Watch is directed by Akiva Schaffer and stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Billy Crudup.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Watch movie is November 12, 2012. Here are some details…

The Watch comes to home video in a rated (theatrical) and unrated version on November 13, 2012.

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