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MPAA Rated PG for language and thematic elements including old fashioned discipline

Sex & Nudity

  • When Little Tree is getting cleaned up at Notch Gap school his bare bottom is shown in one shot.

Violence & Gore

  • The little girl (Mika Boorem) gets whipped by her father with his belt because she accepted moccasins from Little Tree.
  • Little Tree get slapped by a teacher with a ruler for describing a picture as showing animals mating.


  • There is little profanity in this movie. Little Tree uses mild profanity he picked up from is Grandpa, but is told not to do so in front of Grandma. One use of the name "Jesus" in a blasphemous manner. A few utterances of "damn", "god-damn" and "son of a bitch".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Little Tree's Grandpa runs a small moonshine operation.
  • There is a scene where Willow John is telling Little Tree about his history and John is smoking a pipe.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Little Tree's new cow suddenly falls over dead, and he is distraught over the death.

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