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(2012)

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Certification

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MPAA Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • Norman comments on his older sister stashing pictures of a shirtless football player in her underwear.
  • Norman's sister talks about a guy's body, mainly his six-pack abs, while on the phone with a friend.
  • A boy is blocking a bully's way, so the bully says he will punch the other kid "In your boob's". (The smaller kid is mildly fat)
  • A boy pauses an exercise video to look at the instructor's butt.
  • Norman's teen sister ogles at Mitch while he is wearing only a towel. She also pouts when he announces he will be getting dressed.
  • A billboard for a casino is shown and a woman in skimpy garb is shown with dollar bills stuck in her cleavage.
  • Alvin grabs Courtney's buttocks, and Courtney makes a comment. You don't see this.
  • Norman mentions that he's watching sex when describing a zombie movie.

Violence & Gore

  • Mainly played for laughs.
  • Blithe Hollow's zombified residents look a little worse for wear and suffer a number of physical humiliations. They're clearly rotting, and one drops an ear.
  • An extended gag involves Norman struggling to retrieve a book from a man's freshly dead corpse.
  • Others zombies lose arms or are shot through the guts during battles with the living. (Nothing Graphic)
  • We can see straight through one zombie's abdomen. And another loses his head, literally, when hit by a car. Their dead appendages are still quite active, naturally. This is done more comically than gory.
  • A zombie runs into a door and gets her teeth stuck.
  • A zombie's face seems to be sagging off his jawbone rather grotesquely.
  • Villagers assault zombies with all sorts of makeshift weapons and try to burn down city hall, with living people inside.
  • A witch's powers are quite frightening and dangerous. She causes wooden thorns to spike from the ground, nearly impaling Norman, and hurls painful bolts of magical energy at him.
  • Norman mentions that he's watching violence when describing a zombie movie.
  • Keep in mind it's animated so detail is limited.

Profanity

  • One use of "jackass" and the word "pissing" is use in a comical, non-intentional way.
  • Crude humor through-out, including a lot of nose picking and rude jokes.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A fair amount of scenes throughout the film which ,though played for laughs, can be disturbing to young viewers.
  • The climax of the film involving the witch can frighten younger children.
  • Norman speaks to the spirit of a witch asking her to stop punishing her killers. It may be frightening or disturbing for many viewers.
  • MPAA/USA - Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.
  • BBFC/UK - Rated PG (mild comic horror, violence, frightening sequences, innuendo).

Spoilers

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Violence & Gore

  • A fair amount of bullying at the beginning of the movie. Norman is ignored or abused because he can see dead people and other's think he is crazy

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a scene in which a 10-year old girl is sentenced to death. Her execution is never depicted, but it is a disturbing concept.

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