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Parents Guide for
Coraline (2009) More at IMDbPro »

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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


At one point in the movie what appears to be a large sized woman wearing a thong and her breasts only just covered. However this turns out to be a costume worn by a skinny lady. Coraline shouts "She's practically naked".

Violence & Gore


We briefly see a boy who has had his mouth sewn with stitches so that he is smiling forcibly, but this is soon removed.

A cat kills two rats over the duration of the movie. The rats are not real and simply turn into dust when the cat bites them.

We see a wall covered in dead dogs stuffed with sawdust, but with angel clothing on.

In one scene, the protagonist is briefly strangled. The mark is visible for the rest of the scene.

The other monster has one of her metal claws slammed off in a door. A few minutes later it attacks and chases Coraline and Wybie.



"God" is said 4 - 5 times while "Crap" is said once.


In one scene, Coraline's mother tells Coraline that Mr. Bobinski is drunk. Coraline later tells her mother: "Mr. B is not drunk mum, he just, eccentric"


One intense fight/chase scene.

Many creepy and eerie scenes.

The idea of this film is about a monster living in a flat who seduces children away from their parents with games and treats and makes them feel like it is perfect. But this is before she convinces them to let her sew buttons into their eyes and them locks them away. (We never see any buttons being sewn in).

The opening scene wear we see metal claws sewing a doll of a child is a bit creepy and disturbing.

Very young children are likely to be scared.

Total - 9/50

Children under 7 should watch this with an adult due to potentially scary themes.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor
Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Austria:10 / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Denmark:7 / Finland:K-7 / France:U / Germany:6 / Hong Kong:IIA / Iceland:L / Ireland:PG / Japan:G / Mexico:A / Netherlands:6 / New Zealand:PG / Peru:PT / Portugal:M/6 (Qualidade) / Singapore:PG / South Korea:All / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) / UK:PG / USA:PG (certificate #45001)

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