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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

Two ghosts make moaning noises that a girl mistakenly thinks is her parents during intercourse.

A scene is shown in which Beetlejuice mentions that he hasn't gotten any "action" in 600 years, and then visits a brothel staffed by devil women who are scantily clad.

Beetlejuice tries to look up Barbara's skirt. He also forcefully kisses her, and grabs her. All of this is when they first meet him.

Beetlejuice caresses a dead girl's thigh.

Beetlejuice grabs his crotch and hoists it up in a slightly offensive manner (intended to be a middle finger-type gesture)

Beetlejuice tries to force a teen girl to marry him.

Violence & Gore

Comical violence throughout; including decapitation, suicide, grotesque images and some blood use. Funny, but quite gruesome.

A woman rips her face off, and her eyeballs hang from their sockets. (Comical, but may scare younger viewers)

A man stretches his face so that it looks like he's got a beak and you can't see his eyes.

Two characters drown, but it occurs off-screen and is not graphic (it is actually very funny).

A sand-worm eats Beetlejuice.

A dead woman sits in a waiting room. She's been sawn in half. Her lower half sits on one side of a man, the upper half sits on the other side. She is animated (she smacks him with a book when he touches her leg.)

One ghost looks like he's been flattened by a truck. He has tire marks across his "body" and he slips into a crevice in a wall. Rather creepy.

A woman / ghost refers to having an "accident" and holds up her wrists - which had been slit, suggesting she died by suicide.

A man's head gets shrunken while he's talking. (Very funny!)

A menacing giant worm with a human head and long sharp teeth holds a man upside down over a stair railing, then drops him. [spoiler] He doesn't get injured. [spoiler]

Profanity

Some coarse language, including 1 use of the word 'f***', 'shit' 'pissed off', 'goddamn', and several uses of some mild language.

Overall smoking is depicted as an act which leads to a violent and unpleasant death. A ghost woman who was a smoker in life has a tracheotomy wound in her neck and blows the smoke from her cigarettes through it. Another ghost is depicted as a horrible charred skeleton/body, the implication being that he burned to death when a cigarette caught his bed on fire.

Several living people smoke cigarettes and drink cocktails at a dinner party.

Constant references to death & the afterlife, including depictions of dead characters, ghosts & other creatures which may frighten or upset younger viewers.

Otho performs a seance on Adam and Barbara, that causes them to instantly wither and age grotesquely. Barbara's hands and feet crumble to dust, and Adam's jawbone falls off. They are later restored.

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