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Parents Guide for
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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

Suggested MPAA Rating: Rated PG for swashbuckling violence, some sensuality, and brief language.

Several scenes of sensuality.

In one part of the movie, the Grandson asks his Grandpa if the book he is reading is a "kissing book".

Buttercup and Westley kiss passionately several times, once after rolling down a large hill on top of each other.

there is one scene where a weakened Westley is lying on a bed. Buttercup doesn't notice him until he makes a remark about her "perfect breasts" and then she jumps on top of him and kisses him.

Buttercup holds a knife to her breast to commit suicide. Wesley, observing unnoticed, says: "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours."

Violence & Gore

Many scenes of swashbuckling duels and adventurous sword-fights.

Torture scene by a fantasy device that sucks life away. Cries of agony heard throughout the countryside.

A sword/knife battle with a knife thrown at a chest/arm, multiple sword wounds concluding with a thrust to the death. Some blood shown. One man cuts another man on the face with his sword (scratches on the cheekbones that bleed a little).

Swordfight--the winner knocks the loser unconscious by striking him in the head with the handle of his sword.

A large man knocks another man unconscious by hitting him on the head with his fist.

A man threatens to have a large man tear another's arms off.

A character schemes to have a woman murdered.

A couple fall into quicksand and get temporarily buried.

A woman's skirt catches fire; a man puts it out.

A man is attacked by a large rodent which bites him, drawing blood, on the shoulder. He fights it, a woman hits it with a stick, and the man stabs it.

Later, the shirtless man has his wound cleaned by another man who says he'll be killed later.

A man chokes a giant unconscious with a headlock, while the giant repeatedly drives the man into a large rock in an unsuccessful attempt to force him to let go.

A man graphically describes a threat to maim and cripple another man. The audience knows the man is incapable of carrying it out, since he has no strength.

Buttercup holds a dagger to her breast ready to commit suicide, but a comment from Wesley stops her.


One use of "son of a bitch."

One use of "Jesus" as an expletive by a young boy.

Inigo is shown as being very drunk in the Thieves' Quarters, holding a bottle of brandy.

Two men engage in a contest with poisoned wine.

Giant eels with sharp fangs menace a woman in the water.

In Buttercup's nightmare, a scary old lady keeps saying "Boo!" and gives a frightening vibe. This part would be quite disturbing for young children.

Perilous scenes in the Fire Swamp could be scary. Flames shoot up, catching Buttercup's dress afire, and Westley dives into quicksand to rescue Buttercup.

A nightmarish attack by one of the R.O.U.S.'s may be particularly disturbing for young children, as is its death at the hands of Westley.

Westley being tortured on 'The Machine'. This scene is not violent but could be suspenseful to some.

There is a quote, "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die," which is repeated throughout the second half of the movie.

Buttercup matter-of-factly discusses her intent to commit suicide following her wedding. The senile king reacts with happiness.

Buttercup holds a dagger to her breast ready to commit suicide, but a comment from Wesley stops her.

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