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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

Moderate and mild sex references.

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

A prisoner said "You wanna suck my dick?" He also makes sexual references throughout the film, to make the guards angry.

There is a scene where we hear sex noises from outside of a house (not graphic and nothing is shown.)

Violence & Gore

Violence & Gore: 6/10

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: 7.5/10

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: 1.5/10

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: 10/10

This considered by many as the saddest film of all time.

The whole movie has a dark feel to it.

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.

A long execution scene is very disturbing and may be frightening to many viewers. The prisoner being executed is shown screaming, twisting and struggling due to the extreme pain. There is fire on his head and It's like he's getting burned alive. Other executions aren't like this at all.

[spoiler] John Coffey's execution near the end of the film, while not being graphic, is extremely emotional and upsetting.

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

In England this is rated 18, but it should be... 15: Contains moderate sex references, infrequent strong language, violence and horror.

The movie isn't really that graphic and I'd recommend it for mature audiences or 13+


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Rated R for violence, language and some sex-related material
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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