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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

2/10

There are a few mentions of Edward and his love affair with Wallace, an American woman who was divorced. This creates scandal among the British royals. Wallace wears a dress that reveals her back at a party. PG/PG-13

George and his wife kiss and embrace a few times. G

Violence & Gore

0/10

None.

Profanity

4/10

Lionel tells Bertie that he speaks better when he swears. In this scene, Bertie uses close to 20 each of f- and s-words, as well as a few times after while rehearsing a speech. Jesus is said twice, and Gods is used at least once. The British crudity "bloody" is used more than a dozen times. Another British profanity, "b-gger," is used about 10. There's a handful each of the words "dn," "btard," "a" and "h." Crude slang is used for sexual anatomy ("t-ts," "pr--k," "balls" and "willy"). PG-13

However, all of these profanities are used in the space of about 1 minute, in a slightly humorous context. None of these are very harsh, and none are meant as insults.

1/10

Men drink casually. There is no immoderate alcohol drinking. PG

Some characters, including Bertie, smoke. His therapist warns him that it is bad for his lungs. People are seen smoking in the background in many scenes, as it was commonplace in the 1930s. PG-13

1/10

The scene in which the war with Germany is announced is quite depressing and may be intense for some viewers.

TOTAL: 8/50.

The MPAA rating for this film was controversial. Lead actor Colin Firth and noted film critic Roger Ebert thought the film should have been rated PG-13, and was a PG-13 equivalent in most international countries. It was rated R due to one profanity-ridden scene.

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MPAA:
Rated R for some language
Certification:
Argentina:Atp / Australia:M / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Chile:TE / Finland:K-3 / Germany:o.Al. / Hong Kong:IIB / Ireland:12A / Italy:T / Japan:G / Malaysia:18 / Netherlands:AL / New Zealand:M / Peru:PT / Philippines:G (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Sweden:Btl / Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A / USA:R / USA:PG-13 (edited version)

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