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(I) (2017)

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MPAA Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language

Sex & Nudity

  • A preteen boy kisses a teen girl and she kisses him back.
  • It is implied that one of the kids was abused by her father.
  • Fours of the boys and Beverly stand in their underwear on a cliff to dive into water; the boys wear only briefs, Beverly wears a bra that shows cleavage, with underwear.
  • Brief mention of masturbation ("Try tickling your pickle")
  • A kid makes a lot of vulgar and sexual jokes.
  • A boy tauntingly grabs his crotch in a suggestive manner.

Violence & Gore

  • We see several sheep being killed with a bolt gun.
  • The monster is impaled in the face by a poker. His face is distorted and somewhat grotesque. He then turns his face and slices a boy in the abdomen (this part is not really seen).
  • Pennywise is shown nibbling on and waving a child's dismembered arm. Blood is seen on the clown and on the arm.
  • In general there is blood and gore in 2017's It but if your child knows the difference between reality and fantasy, there shouldn't be a problem. Most of the blood and gore is easily recognizable as fake and over the top as with most Horror movies. It is a movie after all. 15+
  • A 13 year old child's stomach is clawed showing some claw marks.
  • The characters open a door and see a girl cut in half hanging by her hands, scene is short and dark, but visible.
  • A girl is in the bathroom when she hears a voice from the sink, seconds later blood shoots up out the sink getting everywhere
  • Okay for 17+.15 and 16 need adult supervision
  • A 13 year old child is bullied by older children, who cut the letter 'H' into the kids stomach with a switchblade. (Out of focus)


  • A use of a religious but Mild profanity in the edited version.
  • A teen girl is called a "Slut" a couple times.
  • Young boys use foul but, mild language in normal conversation.
  • Strong profanity includes 40 uses of the f-word and 20 uses of the s-word. These are uttered mostly by Richie (Finn Wolfhard) and his best friend Eddie (Jack Grazer), and many times the swearing is either lost in the action or almost entirely inaudible. Other language includes a**, d*mn, t*ts, a**hole, sl*t, b*tch, p*ssy, d*ck, h*ll, and f*g. Jesus is used as an exclamation a few times as well as a teenage boy shouting swear to God once. Pervasive crude sexual references are also present.
  • Two middle finger gestures (same scene/person)
  • A girl puts up a middle finger.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A girl, assumed to be less than 13 or 14 steals cigarettes and later uses them to smoke.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Pennywise distorts himself and moves in unnatural ways. Some of this is quite comical, however.
  • The ending is very heartbreaking and bittersweet, especially with the accompanying sad musical score.
  • There Is A Scene Where Pennywise's mouth and hand is ripped open showing Mantis or Werewolf like skin
  • Suggested MPAA: re-rating (or Suggested MPAA: Rating: Rated R- violence/horror, bloody images. and for language.
  • MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 For Some Frightening Moments, Scary Images, Some Scary Moments, Bloody Images, Mild Violence And Mild Language. (Edited Version, Current)
  • Bill's main priority throughout the movie is that he'll find Georgie alive and well, despite both his father and Richie telling him otherwise, many scenes involving this can be emotional.
  • There are some bloody images, but more of a horror-thriller than your typical slasher. Not overly disturbing, but may be scary to those who find clowns creepy.
  • This movie will be scary to anyone who has a fear of clowns.
  • Not really suitable for anyone under the age of 13. Contains disturbing imagery and violence.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • It's implied that a father is molesting his daughter. He attacks her at one point, grabbing her by the ankles. She escapes.

Violence & Gore

  • Georgie reaches into the sewer for his paper boat, Pennywise opens a slobbering mouth with five rows of sharp teeth, biting his arm off (he screams as blood spurts into the rain water in the street); the boy tries to crawl away, but is pulled into the sewer.
  • Beverly hides in her bathroom from her father who tried to rape her, and she hits him on the head with the toilet tank lid (he is seen lying in a large pool of blood later.)
  • Pennywise has a pole shoved through his head; his face becomes disfigured. No blood
  • Henry receives a box in the mail containing his lost switchblade that he uses it to stab his sleeping father in the neck and blood gushes all over the armchair and chest after a struggle.
  • A man attacks his daughter, she hits him over the head with a vase, causing him to bleed mildly and possibly die. (not shown)
  • Georgie (Pennywise in disguise) is shot in the forehead with a bolt gun.
  • Henry is pushed down a well to his supposed "death" not shown.
  • A child is seen with a monster attached so his face, with blood pouring from both sides.
  • A bully is seen slitting his father's throat while he sleeps, there is some blood shown.
  • A girl is grabbed by a black string substance, she is pulled close to the sink, blood sprays out into her face and covers the whole bathroom. It is obvious the father can't see it and the girl is only seeing it, as it is not really there.
  • Henry murders his father by stabbing him in the neck with a knife.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are many scary jumpscares. They usually happen at the least expected time.
  • In one scene after Pennywise gets stabbed In the eye he turns around with his mouth ripped open showing a little bit of IT and pairs of sharp teeth can be seen, then he rips his hand open with sharp spider like claws.
  • There is a scene where Pennywise jumps and grabs a girl by the neck and then opens his mouth an unnatural way to reveal tons of rows of teeth and IT's dead lights
  • IT changes its form according to the children's fears multiple times throughout the movie including dead Georgie, a deformed leper, a headless boy, werewolf claws, mummy, praying mantis arms, deformed flute lady from a painting, and Beverly's molester dad.
  • Before being dragged to his death, Georgie is shown crawling on the road with his remaining arm, crying for Bill. This can be emotionally disturbing and upsetting to viewers.
  • Bill finds Georgie hiding behind a well. He walks over to Bill, lacking an arm and holding his paper boat, crying that he wants to go home. At the end of their conversation, Bill shoots Georgie in the forehead. It turns out afterwards that "Georgie" was merely a form of Pennywise's.
  • After defeating Pennywise, Bill finds Georgie's coat among the pile of missing children's belongings, confirming his death. He breaks down sobbing as he finally accepts Georgie's death, with his friends hugging him for comfort. This is a very emotional scene.
  • Georgie gets his arm attacked by Pennywise and starts crawling away screaming for help, Henry kills his dad when he's sleeping with a knife in the neck then blood goes everywhere
  • If the MPAA rated movies like the ESRB: Rated E for ages 10 and Up, Or Rated E For Everyone Mild Violence and mild language.

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