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Parents Guide for
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The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

An older woman and 21-year-old man have an affair, and are shown in bed various times and in their underwear. When she, Mrs. Robinson, first offers herself, she stands naked in front of a door and we see split-second shots of her stomach and breasts. These are literally blink-and-you-miss-it quick.

In one scene, Benjamin and Elaine enter a man's club. There, a dancer in her G-string and breasts covered with tassels on her nipples, manipulates her breasts so they move in rapid circular motions.

Violence & Gore

Near the end of the movie,when Benjamin crashes Elaine's wedding, he fights her father briefly to get to her. He also tries to hit some people with a cross. Mrs. Robinson slaps her daughter repeatedly across the face when she decides to run out of her own wedding. Nothing too graphic.

Profanity

Very Mild for an older PG. 1 usage of the a-word, 1 g-damn, and a couple hells, some lines saying Christ's name in vain

Mrs. Robinson uses alcohol to try to seduce Benjamin. They drink repeatedly throughout the movie and Mrs. Robinson states that she was an alcoholic. Many characters smoke.

The scene where Mrs. Robinson threatens to tell Elaine that she and Ben had previously had an affair is quite intense. Elaine screams and hits Ben. The final scene where the mob inside the church tries to catch Elaine and Ben is intense, as well with Ben using a cross first as a weapon to drive the mob back and then using to jam the door to the outside to enable their escape.

Suggested MPAA rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexual content, a brief nude image and some smoking.

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Certification:
Argentina:16 / Australia:R (original rating) / Australia:M (re-rating) / Brazil:14 / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Finland:K-16 / Iceland:L / Italy:T / Netherlands:AL (original rating) / Netherlands:MG6 (re-rating) / New Zealand:M / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 / UK:AA (original rating) / UK:15 (video rating) / USA:TV-MA (TV rating) / USA:Approved (original rating) / USA:PG (re-rating) (1972) / West Germany:12 / West Germany:16 (original rating)

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