Stumbled upon this site and it seems very useful – especially if you have kids that are dying to see that "PG-13" MPAA-rated movie:
The other night I sat down to watch I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with a few of the family members – not 5 minutes into the PG-13 rated movie I asked that a couple of them to leave. I walked out myself after another 10. The MPAA rated the movie a PG-13 for "for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, language and drug references." (The movie was re-rated from a original R-rating.) Now I’m very particular about what my children watch – and I’m pretty sensitive to ratings. However, I didn’t get a chance to see why this movie was rated a PG-13 before the movie started.
Kids-In-Mind has a rating system that can help avoid these types of situations. They rate the film on a scale of 0-10 (0 being none, while 10 being the highest) in three categories: Sex/Nudity, Violence/Gore, Profanity. They abbreviated the ratings with dots – thus a 5 rating in Sex/Nudity, 7 rating in Violence/Gore, and a 4 rating in Profanity would be displayed as 5.7.4. This makes it MUCH easier to gauge whether a movie is appropriate for ANY particular person - note I didn’t say age.
The site also dissects the movie and lists each occurrence of a category incident – so you can make an informed decision on whether the movie should be seen.
Go to the site and take a look around – especially you parents with small kids. You’ll be surprised at the number of "kid-friendly" movies that really aren’t.