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MPAA Rated PG for thematic elements and mild language

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman tells a man "Come to the bed.", implying sex
  • There's a kissing scene between two characters.
  • Their is a man in a bath tub but nothing is shown.
  • Fully nude toddler walking around

Violence & Gore

  • At one point of the movie, Truman hits his face with something. We see a brief hit on his cheek but nothing so bad.
  • A character holds another at knife point very suspenseful and may be disturbing


  • At least 2 "s" words (with another possible one), 4 hells, 3 damns, 2 asses, 1 S.O.B., and 1 use of "G-damn" as exclamations.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Truman and his friend occasionally drink beer while contemplating life, and the friend always shows up at Truman's house with a six-pack of beer and his friend makes a statement about it

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This movie is very dark.
  • This movie may cause paranoia for people after recently watching it.
  • Although it's staged, we see a flashback to when Truman tried to help his father, but then had to watch him drown off their boat during a violent storm.
  • Some suspenseful moments as Truman attempts to challenge the limits of his world: trying to drive over a bridge, driving through a wall of fire, stepping in front of moving traffic, battling a conjured weather storm in a sailboat, etc.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • Truman holds his "wife" at knifepoint for a few seconds, but doesn't want to harm her.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A scene near the end involves The Creator trying to capsize Truman while he is about to escape from the set. The Creator says that as Truman was born on the set, he will die there too.
  • His dad gets suck away at sea.

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