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MPAA Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor

Sex & Nudity

  • Several men are seen naked from the waist down from behind after using their kilts to make a rope.
  • After turning into a bear, Elinor is embarrassed at being seen 'naked'. Merida points out that she is covered in fur and so it doesn't matter.
  • Maudie wears a low cut dress revealing her very large breasts. She hides a key between them and one of Merida's younger brothers pounces on her to retrieve it.
  • Merida causes her dress to rip open, revealing her corset.
  • A male character twists another male character's nipple.
  • A man lifts up his kilt revealing his (presumably) bare behind to two other men. They recoil in disgust.
  • Fergus playfully pinches Elinor's buttocks in one scene.
  • Merida faces an arranged marriage, which drives the main conflict of the film.

Violence & Gore

  • A group of men sing a rowdy war song about a menacing bear terrorizing their land and all the things they plan to do to said bear. While not explicitly profane, the lyrics give details involving blood, violence, and gore.
  • A crow gets whacked with a broom for comic effect.
  • A group of men get into a brawl.
  • There is a fight with a huge bear in which people are thrown around and often hit rocks.
  • A massive bear emerges from behind a rock formation, the bear growls and swipes at several men. One bear defeats another, revealing a human spirit.
  • Objects are thrown several times at a crow- they miss.
  • There is an axe and several arrows thrown at a stuffed bear and discussion about how this will happen to a real bear.
  • A massive bear rears up behind a woman and a young girl while men with weapons race toward it.
  • A man pulls out a sword and tries to swipe at a bear, the man's daughter jumps in front of the bear and the bear rears up and accidentally swipes the girl (we see a small cut on the girl's arm); the bear then runs from the room and is chased by several men through the forest.
  • Several men shoot arrows at one another until a girl walks through the fighting and they stop and stare at her (no one appears to be injured).
  • A woman, in the form of a bear, rears up and growls at her human daughter; the girl is scared and seconds later the bear calms down and realizes she's human.
  • A girl ducks multiple times, narrowly avoiding hitting multiple trees as she rides a horse until the horse bucks and she lands on the ground with a thud (she stands up, unharmed).
  • A man holds a woman at sword point and shoves her out of the way as he and several others scour a castle for a bear.
  • An older woman magically forces several knives to surround a girl; the woman instructs the knives to turn around to her, then return to aim at the girl and moments later they drop to the ground (no one is harmed).
  • A man kicks open a door and shoves another man out of his way.
  • A girl dramatically jokes that she "expects a declaration of war in the morning." Three men share dramatic stories about their sons being able to fight wars and standing up to "10,000 Romans."
  • A woman in bear form and a girl hunt for fish; the bear grabs and eats fish directly from a stream and we see the girl spear a fish for food. This isn't graphic.


  • A few mild insults, but nothing serious.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The guests drink what is presumably beer at the betrothal gathering.
  • Merida suggests opening the King's private reserve (presumably of something alcoholic), which is met with enthusiastic approval.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In a heated argument, Merida tears off her family tapestry in an "Über-ticked off" expression.
  • There are scenes containing fights with a huge bear. The appearance of this bear (scars and arrows in the body) might be frigtening on its own.
  • The scene of fight between two bears is very intense.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • After reverting to human form, Elinor and the Princes are revealed to be naked. Fergus orders the other men to avert their gaze.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • When the mother fully turns into a bear, Merida starts crying, wanting her mother back. This may make many cry or be sad as it shows she may lose her mother forever.
  • There's a scene towards the end of the movie that is known for having scared a lot of children. The film's villain being a rabid bear is frightening in itself, but finding out that the bear is actually a homicidal human turned into a bear is very unsettling.

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