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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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There is no suggestive nudity and no sex.

Women are shown wearing low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage.

In one scene, Mary is undressing for bed, showing her undergarments (which are modest compared to today's). Her bare shoulder and upper chest are shown.

An unmarried man and woman lie side by side in bed under the covers, fully clothed in long nightgowns. They briefly kiss.

When Lincoln visits wounded war vets, we see a person pushing a cart filled with severed arms and legs that drip blood.

Lincoln visits a battlefield, where dead bodies are strewn about.

When Robert and his father get into an argument, Lincoln slaps him across the face.

A man is shot in the foot.

Lincoln is shown on his deathbed, a bloodstained is shown on pillow beneath his head.

Lots of Civil War violence throughout. Much of it is very intense.

F-word is said once.

Four or five s-words.

Derogatory terms for African-Americans several times, including the n-word.

Also heard are: "bitch", "bloody", "goddamn" 13 times.

Several characters are shown drinking (wine, beer and other presumably alcoholic beverages) and smoking (mostly cigars).

Preston Blair's wife instructs a servant to get him drunk during a long journey so he'll be able to sleep.

It's not really much of a "spoiler," but it's implied that Abraham Lincoln has been shot and killed. A little boy screams and cries when he hears the news. The aftermath may get some viewers misty-eyed, although everyone knows that this happened.


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Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language

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