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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: 5/10

Several instances of sexual innuendo (including references to homosexuality) and a little kissing.

We hear moaning and a squeaking bed emanating from a bedroom window; in the next scene, we see a man laying by a woman, only he is shirtless. Brief scene

Paul is often touching his private parts , not for any sexual reason , but just for having a urinary disease ..

Eduard Delacroix , an inmate , is implied to see some suggestive photos on a magazine , we see the back of the magazine which holds the photo of a fully-nude woman , the shot is a little blurred , and lasts for about 2 seconds ..

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

Wharton grabs Percy from his neck , touches his private part suggestively , and says He'd rather "fuck his asshole than his sister's pussy" ..

Violence & Gore

Violence & Gore: 9/10

We see three executions: in an extended scene a man is burned alive while being electrocuted (he jerks and screams, then catches fire; we later see his extremely charred corpse); in the two other executions, both men jerk and we later see one with a bruised, swollen face and the other with a charred temple.

The two main little girls were raped and killed off-screen. Very depressing.

A man is shot many times (we see his body jerking and blood on his chest; later we see his corpse lying in a puddle of blood).

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 and we see its broken, bloody body on the floor.

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 grabs another and holds him against a jail cell's bars while he grabs his crotch; in another scene, a man grabs another by his throat and holds him against the jail cell bars.

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 man is kneed in the groin.

A man is grabbed by the throat and lifted off the floor.

A woman dying of cancer has a bruised, nearly disfigured 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: 9/10

Scenes listed in the "Violence/Gore" categories may also be unsettling, suspenseful or scary to some viewers. Most of them deal with smaller things (a punch in the face, a quick bask with a baton) and a few are very graphic.

The way characters treat other characters will be disturbing and 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.

There are a few scenes where prisoners are executed by an electric chair and viewers may find them to be disturbing. Especially one in particular which is purposely botched and ends up being much more disturbing and graphic than originally intended. This particular scene may be one of the most intense scenes in cinema.

John Coffey's execution near the end of the film, while not being very graphic, is intensely emotional and upsetting. This is widely considered to be one of the saddest and most emotionally affecting scenes in cinema.

Two little girls are raped and killed brutally off-screen. This is talked about throughout the film.

Arguably one of the saddest films ever made.

Total Explicit Content: 35/50. A very dark and depressing movie, with breathtaking dialogue and an intense story.

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and some sex-related material
Certification:
Argentina:16 / 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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