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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive references

Sex & Nudity

  • You see a women undressing to get a dress on, only back of bra seen before a wall covers everything else, non-sexual
  • A brief 6 second sex scene at the salon. Cuca rides on another woman's body; seen through a curtain. Children and visitors at the salon watch as the act occurs.
  • Occasional moderate strong crude and sexual lyrics include comedic references to 'condoms', a joke where a character asks 'Have you seen any horses lately then says, I heard you and Nina went for a roll in the hay' and frequent innuendoes throughout.
  • Suggestive clothing throughout, no nudity but very strong sexual imagery in one very quick scene.
  • Comedic adult jokes that don't end up being dirty but are heavily referenced such as a character saying 'he's got a big...(pause)!'
  • There is a swimming pool scene in which girls wear bikinis and men wear swim trunks
  • Opening song sequence includes a montage that has condoms visible and is held by a minor.
  • During the club sequence, various characters say 'Let me interject some' which may go over young viewers head as it may be an implied sexual reference but it actually isn't.
  • In the barber shop scene there is some weird and suggestive moments

Violence & Gore


  • 11 strong uses of "shit" as well as occasional uses of "damn" & "ass"
  • Strong impact language for a PG-13 film so don't expect it to be family friendly in terms of the sex and the language but on the themes side, yes. Just warned.
  • A use of "fawk" which could be an implied "fuck" to some viewers.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Infrequent scenes of drinking, characters are seen drunk with high facial expressions.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The blackout sequence may frighten viewers because people rush out of a club in total dark, pushing and trying to get out and find their friends.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • In "No Me Diga" Daniela mentions that Usnavi had sex with Yolanda, also this turns out to be a lie to get a reaction out of Vanessa
  • During "Carnival del Barrio" Daniela teases Benny about having sex with Nina (through an innuendo that'll pass over most kids heads) and they then taunt them with the k-I-s-s-i-n-g song like you would in kindergarten

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Nina discusses how she was racially profiled and searched as a burglarly suspect.
  • An elderly woman passes away from heat stroke complications due to lack of air conditioning during the blackout scenes.

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