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(I) (2017)

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MPAA Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and some mild language

Sex & Nudity

  • Two teenagers are in a relationship. Some scenes of kissing and touching.
  • Kissing from a married couple.
  • Via and Justin eventually kiss.
  • We hear about someone who got divorced and remarried.

Violence & Gore

  • A student punches another student for saying something nasty about Auggie.
  • A student hits his head against a rock on the ground after being pushed.
  • We hear that Auggie has endured many painful surgeries just to enable him to eat, breathe and hear properly.
  • When things are difficult at school, Auggie's dad makes it clear that Auggie should feel free to push back against anyone who tries to hurt him.
  • When playing dodgeball in gym class, all the boys bombard Auggie.
  • "What evil man invented dodgeball?" Auggie wonders.
  • Early on, Jack tells Julian that if he looked like Auggie, he'd kill himself-a painful comment that Auggie overhears.
  • But later, after realizing how foolish his words were, Jack gets angry at Julian's continued nasty comments about Auggie's appearance and punches the other boy in the face.
  • Jack and Julian wrestle and batter each other until a teacher intervenes.
  • Later still, after Auggie and Jack have mended fences with each other, a couple of older 7th-grade boys begin picking on them.
  • Jack jumps to Auggie's defense and gets shoved to the ground, hitting his head on a rock.
  • Auggie is pushed and shoved, too.
  • A group of their schoolmates then leap into the fray to even the odds, with multiple kids wrestling and punching each other.


  • School children make fun of another student due to his disfigured face. This is a theme throughout the movie.
  • Auggie gets called "Freddy Krueger" on a sticky note.
  • The words "stupid", "idiot", and "crap" are heard.
  • Bully says "Jesus".
  • A bully misuses Jesus' name once.
  • There are also a few exclamations of "oh my god" and "shut up."
  • Someone says something "sucks."
  • Kids call Auggie "ugly" and "a freak."
  • When introducing himself to Auggie, Mr. Tushman smilingly talks of all the ways kids have joked about his name: "Tushy, Butt Man, Butt Face-I've heard 'em all."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Auggie's parents consume wine during two dinner scenes.
  • Auggie's mother, Mrs. Poleman, says "Let's get drunk!" after giving Mr. Poleman a gift.
  • After Miranda's stepmom falls asleep, she drinks whats left of her stepmom's wine glass
  • Auggie's parents drink wine.
  • His mom jokingly exclaims, "Let's get drunk!" to her husband after she accomplishes a tough task.
  • Miranda's divorced and depressed mother drinks wine, seemingly to numb her pain and disappointment about her life.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The main character has a disfigured face. It may be disconcerting for some children. (they have to accept the reality)
  • Bullying a little harsh. Could be emotional for viewers
  • A camp sequence wherein Auggie and his friends have to resort to defend themselves against bullies.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A few minutes where the family deals with their elderly (and eventually deceased) dog.

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