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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


Melissa has phone conversations with her patients about reproduction. Says "...she did not marry your penis."

A reference to one of the characters being naked in front of a tornado.

Jo is briefly shown taking a shower, but nothing explicit can be seen (just her head and the top of her shoulders).

Jo and Bill are seen making out right after surviving the final tornado in the movie.

Violence & Gore


Non-extreme violence; characters get sucked into tornadoes, car wrecks, paraphernalia flying around hitting people due to extreme wind.

A young girl's father is sucked into a tornado and killed.

A woman's house has been blown down by a twister. She is trapped underneath debris and has some bloody cuts and gashes.

An SUV is hit by a large piece of a destroyed radio tower antenna flying through the windshield, brutally killing the passengers and then is sucked into the tornado and blows up.

A man is hiding in a shelter when a hose and a spinning tire hubcap are flying around and his head is cut and a line of blood on his head is shown.

A gas tanker is swept around in a tornado and dropped to the ground in front of the main characters' vehicle, where it explodes in a massive fireball.

A tornado brutally destroys a small town. Demolishing a drive-in movie theater, throwing vehicles into buildings, and tearing off the roofs of structures.

Aftermath of a torn-up neighborhood is very disturbing.

Characters drive through a house in a vehicle, smashing walls and objects till they reach the other side.



2 uses of "fuck" (both missable without subtitles on), 15 of "shit," 9 of "oh my God," 7 of "Jesus," 6 of "son of a bitch," 6 of "oh God," 5 each of "damn," "hell," "God" and "Christ," 2 of "Goddamn," 2 of "Jesus Christ," and 1 use each of "oh Christ," "mother of God," "oh Jesus" and "my God."


Mention of Jack Daniels during a story.


All scenes involving twisters are intense due to character's proximity to twisters.

Opening scene where a father is trying to save his family is very intense as he shouts and screams trying to hold the door closed and it opens and he is sucked out into the twister, this scene may frighten young viewers.

A group of researchers are driving through a field and onto a road when another large group of cars are cut off by them, it is out of nowhere so it may startle you.

A few scenes from the movie "The Shining" are shown, which are intense and very scary clips.

TOTAL: 23/50

Very frightening and intense film. Approved for 12+

Suggested MPAA Rating PG for Disaster Related Violence and Peril, Some Sexual References and Mild Language.

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Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of very bad weather
Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-12 / France:U / Germany:12 (f) (w) / Ireland:12 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:T / Sweden:11 / UK:PG / UK:PG (video and DVD release) (cut) / USA:PG-13

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