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MPAA Rated PG-13 for thematic elements

Sex & Nudity

  • Some kissing.
  • A woman is shown in a slip. She is implied to be a prostitute.

Violence & Gore

  • Police are shown beating homeless people in one short scene.


  • Some boys make crude fart jokes and pass gas.
  • Mild profanities are uttered throughout the film.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Smoking occurs often throughout the film. One character is an alcoholic. Bootleg liquor plays a part in a minor subplot.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • See violence and gore for details. There is also a scene toward the close of the film when the main character is suffering from near starvation that is quite intense.


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Sex & Nudity

  • A boy calls a female breeding canary a "sexy dish".

Violence & Gore

  • A little boy has his ears pinched by a fat police officer, after which the officer kicks him in the butt for stealing an apple.
  • Mr. Sandoz is beaten up while trying to break back into the room he was evicted from.
  • A supporting character commits suicide. A 12 year old boy sees blood coming from underneath the door and finds the dead body next to a sink full of blood and a trail of blood all the way throughout the apartment.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Many people are treated badly for being poor during the Depression era. We see the main character's father sitting on the ground unable to sell his candles door-to-door. We see the main character's brother sent away to live with relatives because "it's cheaper". It's implied he has never been away from home before. We see Mr. Sandoz, a painter, beaten up for trying to get back into his room that he was evicted from, trying to retrieve his stolen belongings. Later on this same character is seen looking forlorn and homeless.
  • A woman has tuberculosis and is sent to a sanitarium.
  • A boy is abandoned by his parents and nearly dies.
  • A girl has a seizure in front of a boy and scares him.

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