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Parents Guide for
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Meryl shows just a bit of cleavage in her nightgown.

Truman's bare buttocks are shown (as a toddler on the beach).

There's a passionate kiss between two characters.

Man is scene in a bathtub few times. Bare chest is visible.

A married couple kiss and intend to have sex. The camera cuts away, and two viewers complain about them never showing the sex scenes.

Some guards forcibly remove Truman from a building when he accidentally sees part of "the set". Truman then whacks a man on a ladder with his briefcase just to see if it elicits any sort of reaction.

Truman holds his "wife" at knifepoint for a few seconds, but doesn't want to harm her.

2 uses of "Jesus"; 2 uses of "God"; 1 use of "goddamn".

At least 2 "sh--" words (with another possible one), 4 "hell", 3 "damn", 2 "ass", 1 S.O.B.

Truman and his friend occasionally drink beer while contemplating life, and the friend always shows up at Truman's house with a six-pack of beer.

Although it's staged, we see a flashback to when Truman tried to help his father, but then had to watch him drown off their boat during a violent storm.

Some suspenseful moments as Truman attempts to challenge the limits of his world: trying to drive over a bridge, driving through a wall of fire, stepping in front of moving traffic, battling a conjured weather storm in a sailboat, etc.

A scene near the end might be upsetting to some.

Rated PG for thematic elements and mild language

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