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MPAA Rated PG for some mild rude humor and mild language

Sex & Nudity

  • Several revealing outfits, including skimpy bikinis that show quite a bit of cleavage.
  • A woman described as "hot" is said to have a "reputation" of spending a lot of time "having fun" with men at bars. In a flirtatious way, she later challenges a young boy to play truth or dare and asks him about his first kiss.
  • Contains mild toilet humor.
  • Many girls are seen wearing bikinis.
  • Many random moments with women's cleavage revealed.
  • Bare-chested men are seen
  • A mermaid is seen from behind with the side of her breast exposed.

Violence & Gore

  • A guy accidentally sprays something in another person's eyes and these shouts follow: "it burns", and "it hurts".
  • One man is slapped by a hand that pops out of a gun. Other mild slaps and wrestling is shown.


  • At least 2 uses of "hell", "what the hell" and 4 uses of "God", "Good God" or OMG. 1 "bloody".
  • One of the bedtime story character's name is "buttkiss". A guy slams the door on another person twice without any real reason. In one scene children are encouraged to lie to their parent.
  • A number of 'butt' expressions and flatulence jokes.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • References are made to drinking champagne, and there are other minor references to going "for a drink", but no drinking of alcohol is actually shown.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some monsters from the stories may be frightening for younger children, but all are portrayed in a humorous light. For instance, a mermaid has blacked out eyes and a booger monster is particularly vivid. A divorce is discussed as well which could be problematic for some children. There's a dubious ringtone in at least a couple of scenes that may worry younger audience. A man jumps to a pond with crocodiles as a suicide attempt, this scene is brief. A guy shouts in two scenes after what they call a "sleep panic attack". A girl is threatened in two scenes.
  • Numerous possibly frightening parts may scare younger children.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • A young girl (innocently) kisses a boy on the cheek, and Skeeter gets a kiss from Jill.

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