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Sex & Nudity

  • Kim's father mentions "glands" in reference to breasts, but the actual word is never used.
  • Most women in the town are flirtatious, especially a woman named Joyce. She flirts with every man who comes her way, no matter what. Joyce invites Edward into her back room at her beauty salon, and strips for him (we see a low cut dress) and climbs on top of him. He falls backwards, and runs away, horribly embarrassed. Women in the town later say that he tried to rape her.
  • Joyce also has an orgasm-like reaction when Edward cuts her hair. She moans lightly, and curls her toes.
  • Jim and Kim share a suggestive relationship, as they go camping together (no parental figure) and at one point, Jim tells Edward to warn if Kim's mom is coming. He says this as he and Kim head to her bedroom.
  • Kim and Edward share two tame, romantic moments.
  • Jim describes his dad as the only thing that sticks out of him is his dick.
  • Jim lifts Kim and you can see her butt in panties.

Violence & Gore

  • A young man cuts accidentally his own face. He has blood, but he's okay. The same young man cuts accidentally a hand of a girl. She has blood, but she's okay and he cuts accidentally a face of a boy. He has blood, but he's okay. The same young man accidentally cuts a man, nothing specific and nothing bloody and during flashbacks he cuts the face of a dead man.
  • Some punches between young men.


  • Some curse words (nothing too strong) are uttered. Only a few uses of "shit", dick, "hell", "ass", "bitch" and one "Jesus".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some characters drink alcohol, while another drives drunk, nearly hitting a child. There is also a mild use of smoking seen at the barbecue scene.
  • Edward drinks whiskey after being told that its lemonade. Later throws up off screen.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Overall suggest rating PG-13 for: Mature Thematic Material, Some Substance Use and Brief Intense Violence
  • This film contains moderate horror.
  • The appearance of Edward Scissorhands himself may be frightening to some younger viewers, as he appears as a young man with pale, scarred skin and scissor blades for fingers. Also, speaking of the fingers of his hands, this can even also remind some of Freddy Krueger from the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise because of his clawed glove, which could make Edward even more frightening for some.
  • Some parts of story can be quite intense for some viewers because of the way Edward is treated, especially in the last 15 minutes of the film. The old mansion Edward lived in can be creepy.
  • The ending is very sad, even reaching the depressing state to some audience members.


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Violence & Gore

  • A young man is stabbed and falls out of a window to his death. Mildly graphic with some blood visible.
  • Jim, Kim's former boyfriend , gets in a couple fistfights with Edward , one very brief shoving match with Kim. Jim, Kim's former boyfriend gets stabbed once below the screen in a final fight. Blood is seen covering his chest or stomach. Towards the end of the movie. There's some blood in Edward's scissorhands and Kim has blood in her dress. Mildly Disturbing.

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