PG - Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance - "Parental guidance is advised. Theme or content may not be suitable for all children."

This category includes a wide range of films that may be attended by viewers of any age without adult accompaniment. While taking into account the subject matter of these films, there may be elements of violence, sexual innuendo, or coarse language that adults should assess before determining the film's suitability for minors in their care.

Profanity, scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions may appear in this category. Sometimes these films will include isolated use of the most common sexual expletive, though more frequent use usually results in the placement of the film in a higher category. Examples include films such as The King’s Speech (2010) and Eat Pray Love (2010).

Many adventure films, comic book adaptations, and science fiction films fall into this category, such as the Harry Potter films, the Twilight Saga, the Iron Man films and The A-Team (2010). In this category, violence is usually not bloody or vicious, and frightening elements are more thrilling than terrifying.

Many romantic comedies, such as Date Night (2010), The Proposal (2009) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) also receive this classification. This does not mean that the film is necessarily intended as children's entertainment, but that the sexual references and language are generally accepted as part of the genre, and lack detail.

Other PG comedies feature elements such as slapstick violence, crude humour, or sexual references, such as in Jack And Jill (2011), Zookeeper (2011) and The Other Guys (2010). These elements are evaluated by both detail and frequency.

Some dramas fall into the PG classification because the elements such as mature subject matter or violence are not so prolonged or detailed that they warrant placement in a higher category. Consider Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) , The Vow (2012), and The Social Network (2010).

Some documentaries also appear in this category, such as Chasing Madoff (2011), Waiting for "Superman" (2010) and many of the Warren Miller ski films. The use of coarse language, non-sexual nudity, or violence in this category is comparable to what is found on the television news.