My Life as a Zucchini (2016) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and suggestive material

Sex & Nudity

  • Brief and unclear shot of underwear underneath a woman's skirt as she walks up the stairs
  • There is a scene where two kids talk about sexual activity in simple terms
  • There is a brief depiction of a child's drawing of a naked man and a naked woman. The man's genitals and the woman's breasts are outlined simply.
  • Children pull down their pants to reveal their buttocks as a photo is being taken.
  • It is implied that a child was raped by her father and suffers nightmares as a result.

Violence & Gore

  • A mother threatens her son with a spanking.
  • Allusions to physical child abuse are made, though these are never seen on screen.
  • It is said that a character's father killed his wife and himself, but this is not shown.


  • Infrequent use of 'hell'. A young girl is briefly called a 'tramp' by her abusive aunt.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The main character's mother is shown to be an alcoholic.
  • It is said that a character's parents are drug addicts.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A Boy says his father and mother were alcoholics
  • plot is on the main page, and OFFICIAL ratings below by IMDB


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

Violence & Gore

  • It is implied that the main character kills his mother, albeit accidentally.

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