Fences
(Parental Guidance) Coarse Language
Synopsis:
Drama. Based on the play by August Wilson. In 1950s America, an African-American garbage man (Denzel Washington) and his wife (Viola Davis) disagree about whether their son (Jovan Adepo) should play football.

Content Elements:
Frequent use of cursing; infrequent use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs
Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence in a domestic context - no blood, little detail
Frequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context


Thematic Elements:
Responsibility and sacrifice
Paternal relationships
Perspectives on marriage


Classification Rationale:
Rated PG for coarse language and alcohol

Classification Date:
12/07/2016