MPAA Ratings


GENERAL AUDIENCE - This is a film which contains nothing in theme, language, nudity and sex, violence, etc. which would, in the view of the Rating Board, be offensive to parents whose younger children view the film. The G rating is not a "certificate of approval", nor does it signify a children's film.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE - This is a film which clearly needs to be examined or inquired into by parents before they let their children watch. There may be some profanity, some violence or brief nudity, but these elements are not deemed intense.
PARENT STRONGLY CAUTIONED - These movies may be unsuitable for children under the age of 13 years old. Parents, by the rating, are alerted to be very careful about the viewing of their under-teenage children. A PG-13 film is one which, in the view of the Rating Board, leaps beyond the boundaries of the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, or other contents.
RESTRICTED - In the opinion of the Rating Board, this film definitely contains some adult material. The film is not recommended for unsupervised viewing by anyone under the age of 17 years old. An R-rated film may include hard language, tough violence, nudity within sensual scenes, drug abuse, other elements, or a combination of some of the above.
L
Program Contains Infrequent Coarse Language
D
Program Contains Suggestive Dialogue
Parents Strongly Cautioned - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 14. This program may contain sophisticated themes, sexual content, strong language and more intense violence.
NO ONE UNDER 17 - This rating declares that the Rating Board believes that this is a film that most parents will consider patently too adult for their youngsters under 17. The reasons for the application of an NC-17 rating can be violence, sex, aberrational behavior, drug abuse or any other elements which, when present, most parents would consider too strong, and therefore, off-limits for viewing by their children.