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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense disaster related elements and brief language

Sex & Nudity

  • No sex or nudity. Some sexual references.
  • There is a discussion of being f***ed by someone, not referencing the sex act, but then the discussion changes to being about a man having sex with someone.
  • It's stated, "You know, you're going to have sex a lot more than anyone else now."
  • A soon-to-be father is kneeling in front of his wife, and explaining to the baby that once it enters the world it is to proceed up the exterior of the mother (assumed towards her breasts to feed). This is non-sexual.
  • Jenny must work on a story for the news about a man possibly cheating on his wife.

Violence & Gore

  • A man loses control of his car that goes over an embankment and crashes down a hill where it explodes, killing the man. (no detail of injury)
  • A man is blinded by the sun on a comet. We briefly see his skin blister under the heat.


  • 2 sexual expletives ("fuck"),5 scatological terms ("shit"), 15+ religious exclamations, 3 religious profanities, 3 uses very mild bad language ("son of a bitch"), 1 anatomical term ("ass")

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • When meeting her father and his new wife (who have wine or champagne), Jenny orders a martini and then drinks it in one long gulp (after she's learned what's coming). -- U/PG

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The crew of the Messiah must plant their nuclear weapons on the comet and get off before the sun hits the area where they're working (or the temperature will rise to lethal levels). As the "sunrise" nears, one member is deep in a hole trying to dislodge a nuke and the crew then scrambles to get back to the ship and to safety.
  • There are many emotionally intense scenes.


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

Violence & Gore

  • A comet collides with Earth. A giant wave destroys cities and kills millions of people.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • It is implied that the main character's (Jenny Lerner's) mother has committed suicide. No detail of the incident is show, but the woman is seen sitting on her chair in silence. The act is confirmed when Jenny receives a phone call from the mortuary. Jenny is clearly very upset and is seen crying. This can be upsetting to anyone (young or old). bereavement theme, emotional distress)

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