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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

Sex & Nudity: 2/10

Several instances of sexual innuendo and a little kissing.

Paul thanks John Coffey for "helping him" , Coffey then asks if Pauls "missu's was pleased" ..

Violence & Gore

Violence & Gore: 7/10

We see three executions: The two main little girls were killed off-screen.

A man is shot many times

A man cradles two girls' corpses; their hair is matted with blood and all three have blood on their clothing.

A mouse is purposely smashed by a shoe.

We see a bloody smear on a door and floor.

A few times a man is forced into a straitjacket by a group of men while being pummeled and slapped.

A man breaks another's hand with a billy club and a man is sprayed at close range with a fire hose.

A man with chains around his hands tries to escape from a group of men holding him; they punch and kick each other, one is hit in the head with a billy club.

A man is choked with a chain and another is thrown across a room (one man has a bloody nose and another has a bloody mouth).

Many scuffles.

Some punches and slaps.

A woman dying of cancer has a bruised face.

Some threatening with guns.

Profanity

Profanity: 7/10

About 12 F-words, many anatomical references and slang terms, many scatological references, lots of mild obscenities and several insults.

William Tharton is racist towards John Coffey. He calls him a "nigger" at least twice.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 3/10

Paul and Hal have what may be beer while grilling some food.

The guards grind up some sort of medication/pills that they put in Wild Bill's beverage to knock him out.

Nothing out of the ordinary...

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 6/10 ic.

The way characters treat other characters will be upsetting to many viewers.

There is one character in particular that viewers will likely have a burning adrenaline-fueled hatred for and his actions will definitely distress many viewers.

John Coffey's execution near the end of the film, while not being graphic, is intensely emotional and upsetting. T

Two little girls are killed off-screen. This is talkedthroughout the film.



Total Explicit Content: 29/50.

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and some sex-related material
Certification:
Argentina:16 / Argentina:18 (cable rating) / Australia:MA / Australia:M (TV rating) / Belgium:KT / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) (TV rating) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:14 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-16 (2009) / Finland:K-14 (2000) / France:-12 / Germany:12 (w) / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:16 / India:A / Ireland:18 / Japan:PG-12 / Malaysia:U / Netherlands:16 / Netherlands:12 (TV rating) / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) / Singapore:PG (edited for re-rating) / Singapore:R(A) (original rating) / South Korea:18 / South Korea:15 (cable rating) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) / UK:18 / USA:R (No. 37056)

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