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MPAA Rated PG-13 for language and some crude humor

Sex & Nudity

  • A man tells a woman to stay away from the frozen food section because her boobs might harden.
  • Sonny says, "oh, you want some of this?"
  • When Julian asks for a nightlight, Sonny brings in an arrow-shaped neon sign that says: "Live Nudes."
  • There are references to booby tassels & strippers. Hooters is referenced several times and there are several people wearing the shirts including a child.
  • 2 men kiss at a party
  • Two men French kiss at surprise party
  • We see Vanessa get out of Sonny's bed in the morning. As she then gets dressed, we see her in her bra that shows lots of cleavage.
  • There are two references to testicles.

Violence & Gore

  • A kid hits a guy in the leg with a piece of wood.
  • Sonny puts a stick out in the path of an in-line skater, causing them to trip and fall. Later, Julian, having learned this from Sonny, does the same thing.
  • Sonny gives Julian a slingshot and some marbles to play with and Julian runs off, its later shown that Julian accidentally killed a bunch of pigeons with it, but it is only seen from far away for a few seconds and it's not gory, its shown in a humorous manner.


  • Some of the following is said in front of a five-year-old, or by that boy himself.
  • 1 slang term for sex ("banging") and at least 12 "s" words, 4 slang terms for breasts ("boobs"), 18 asses (3 used with "hole"), 13 hells, 6 damns, 4 craps, and 3 uses of "Oh my God," 2 uses each of "G-damn," "Good God," "Swear to God" and "Oh God" and 1 use each of "For God's sakes," "God" and "My God" as exclamations.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There are a couple references to being drunk as well as references to chardonnay & pot.
  • Talking to Julian's classmates, Sonny refers to drug usage as "smoking dope", "puffing the cheeba", "go by the see saw & smoke a J", and "doing mushrooms", as well as referring to drinking rum (he is concerned about the type of kids Julian might be hanging around with). This whole scene is comedic.
  • The film contains mild drinking and smoking throughout.
  • Contains one mild reference to the connection between drinking and acting how you wouldn't normally.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • PG12- ( Frequent Mild Coarse Language, Mild Sexual References & Infrequent Mild Drug Reference )


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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Nothing frightening but the end scene where Julian is being taken away from Sonny is sad and intense.

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