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One Scene is a tiny bit sensual, Mr. Holland has lit candles. While laying on the bed he is kissing each one of his wife's fingers during their romantic time. Later in the movie she tells him that she's pregnant.

Mrs. Jacobs says "this isn't a drive in hands off".


Some mild violence in a comical way:

Student drivers run cars into curbs and fly around while Mr. Holland teaches them to drive.

Some other reckless driving by characters.

In another scene Cole as a 15 year old has a black eye but the incident that caused it is not shown.


Three gestures of asshole and at least one verbal use

Some dammits and goddamn

Some uses of hell

One use of bullshit


Some smoking is shown in the 1960s scenes.

Some parts could be emotional to some viewers.

Young kids such as under 5 probably need to be supervised, but other than that it is a family friendly movie.

Rated PG for mild language (certificate no. 33797)

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