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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


Kevin goes through Buzz's private stuff and briefly looks through a "Playboy" magazine, but then tosses it aside after finding it gross. The viewer cannot see the nudity within the magazine, but vague glimpses of scantily clad women on the cover.

Violence & Gore


There are quite a few scenes where the two burglars get hurt (stepping on a nail and on sharp ornaments, falling down icy stairs, touching a burning doorknob, having a tarantula on their faces, having their head caught on fire and putting it out in the snow, etc...) However, it is portrayed as slapstick humor and is not meant to be frightening. Some blood is shown, though.

Kevin watches a very violent movie called "Angels with Filthy Souls" where a character is shot numerous times. The gunshots are very loud.

The robbers finally catch Kevin, hang him by his sweater on the hook of a door, and threaten to hurt him.

One of the burglars threaten to bite off Kevin's fingers one by one, and is just about to do so, until he gets bashed in the head with a shovel.

A surprisingly violent movie, considering all the painful traps that Kevin puts up.

Some minor stuff that could be triggering to some people, like one boy making barf-like noises



Mild swearing.

Name calling.

1 "shit", 1 "ass" and couple of "damns".


A man dressed as Santa smokes a cigarette.

A little alcohol is drunk. Champagne on the plane.


The McCallisters' neighbor--an old man--is believed to be a murderer. Kevin's older brother tells him the story, and he spends the majority of the movie being terrified every time he sees the old man while the notable "dun-dun-dun-dun" music plays in the background.

The robbers can be a little intense and frightening to kids, but are both quite goofy and dumb.

When Harry and Marv (the robbers) finally catch Kevin, Harry threatens to bite off Kevin's fingers off one by one, which may scare and threaten kids.

Nothing too bad.

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG for slapstick violence and some language.

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