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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

Two teenage boys joke about their friend losing his virginity upstairs at a party, they go upstairs and see the girl come out of the room with puke on her. We find out they never actually had sex since he threw up on her. Two teenage boys very briefly discuss the last time they had sex.

Violence & Gore

A teenage boy is bullied in the hallways of his high school. He is grabbed in a headlock by one boy and punched.

A teenage boy uses his powers to rip apart a spider.

A teenage boy uses his powers to pull out another boy's tooth. He is later seen holding three bloody teeth.

A spear from a statue is impaled through a teenage boy.

A teenage boy is attacked by a man; he uses his power to throw him up against a wall, and then across the room.

A teenage boy uses his powers to throw four men around the street. We then see two of them lying face down with a small amount of blood, presumably dead.

A teenage boy is struck by lightning.

After being in an explosion, a teenage boy is seen with bandages on. Over time some of the bandages come lose and fall off and we can see his bloody burned skin underneath.

A teenage boy is shot by a police officer.

Near the end, many police officers and SWAT soldiers are thrown around as two teenage boys fight using their powers.

Characters bleed from nose a few times in the movie.


1 use of 'p-ssy', 'dick', and 'prick' (as well as the middle finger). Some uses of 'shit' and a few of 'asshole'.

Andrew's father is an alcoholic. While he isn't shown drinking from the bottle on screen, you can see lots of beer bottles in his hand or on the furniture near him.

A teen boy tells another teen boy to "have a beer" at a party and he replies "I don't drink."

One scene is at a party; teenagers can be seen holding and drinking alcohol, but there is no strong use of alcohol there and nobody seems to be overusing it.

Some intense violence/action.

A teenager has an abusive father and an increasingly sick mother, which is quite sad and could be distressing for some viewers.

The main character is bullied in one or two scenes.

The film can get dark at times.

The ending is a bit depressing.

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Rated PG-13 for intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Austria:14 / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) / Canada:PG (Manitoba) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Denmark:15 / France:U / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIB / India:U/A / Ireland:12A / Japan:PG12 / Malaysia:PG-13 / Netherlands:12 / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / Spain:16 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A (cinema release) / UK:15 (video release) / USA:PG-13 (certificate #47334)

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