Trouble with the Curve (2012) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking

Sex & Nudity

  • None. No sex or nudity shown in this movie.
  • Mickey (in a t-shirt and panties) and Johnny (in boxers) go swimming. Some kissing. Scene ends.
  • Sexual References by baseball player.
  • A woman is physically harassed in a bar.

Violence & Gore

  • There is a brief car accident, but no fatal injuries. We see Gus with a bruised face and bandaged eye. Gus, nearly tripping over a coffee table, sends the piece of furniture flying with a kick.


  • 14 times using Jesus or God as a curse word
  • One f-word and a half-dozen s***. A dozen uses each of "h***" and "a**." We also hear "bi***" and "bas***." Mickey calls her bosses at the law firm "jerk-offs."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some people are shown smoking, including one of the protagonist.
  • All of the characters in the movie drink. Mickey and Johnny drink straight from a bottle of whiskey, and take shots of tequila at a bar. Gus drinks beer in many scenes, including visiting his wife's grave, pouring her a glass. He also has beer with breakfast. He also smokes a cigar. One spectator at a game is obviously drunk.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The car crash is very sudden and as the scene lingers it is unclear how badly anyone is hurt.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • In a flash back a strange man is shown in a shed with a 6 year old girl. It was said "he had his hand down the back of her shirt."

Violence & Gore

  • In flashback, we watch Gus beat a child molester to a pulp. He reacts similarly to a man who harasses Mickey at the bar, forcing him against a wall, hitting him, and threatening him with a broken beer bottle.
  • Mickey was nearly molested as a 6 year old, discovered by Gus. We see a man lightly caressing Mickey's back before Gus appears and begins beating the guy.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene we hear of a man almost molesting Mickey is intense

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