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MPAA Rated PG for mild thematic elements

Sex & Nudity

  • Almost no adult content. Overall, this is an entirely wholesome and family-friendly film.
  • In the plot, a woman disguised as a man tries to woo a lady for her lord. The lady falls in love with the disguised woman thinking she is a man, but this is meant to be comical and nothing indecent happens.
  • A man spends an entire scene monologuing around a statue of a nude goddess. This is humorous and a bit bizarre, but nothing even remotely unwholesome about it.

Violence & Gore

  • The opening scene depicts a violent storm, causing a ship to wreck. People have to abandon ship and some people get hurled into the sea, but no one ends up dying or being seriously hurt.
  • No real violent material, except very mild slapstick violence


  • None whatsoever. All the dialogue is taken verbatim from Shakespeare's play.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Two of the main characters are notorious drunkards, but this behavior is not condoned
  • A key scene features two central characters smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is absolutely no adult content or violence or anything likely to disturb a child. One cannot be sure what is meant by the PG rating for supposed "mild thematic elements." All "thematic elements" are simply what Shakespeare himself wrote in the play. This film could perhaps have appealed to receive a G-rating rather than a PG. Either way, it is perfectly wholesome and suitable for classrooms and family viewing.
  • G-rated material. PG-rating was an overreaction. Should be rated G.

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