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Netflix's Scott Pilgrim Takes Off isn't for kids or preteens, according to the FCC

There's nothing too strong in this one, but it's more of a tale for teenagers and above.

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (2023)
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We're only days away from the debut on Netflix of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, a brand-new animated adaptation (after 2010's live-action movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) of the famous comic book by Bryan Lee O'Malley. If you're a parent or simply someone looking to introduce kids to its cartoony world and Scott Pilgrim's odyssey to win true love, make sure to figure out first whether it's a good fit for children or not. We've collected all the info available on this matter and have concise answers for you. Read on below.

What rating is the Scott Pilgrim Takes Off series in the US?

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is rated TV-14 in the US. These programs contain material that parents or adult guardians may find "unsuitable" for children under the age of 14. Officially, the FCC warns that "parents are cautioned to exercise some care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended." This isn't too dissimilar from the PG-13 rating in movies. Netflix's details on the rating for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off in the US mentions strong language and use of tobacco.

What rating is the Scott Pilgrim Takes Off series in the UK?

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is rated 12 in the UK. According to the BBFC, this type of video content is suitable only for persons of 12 years and over. The rating is equivalent to PG-13 for movies and soft TV-14 for TV in the United States, which lines up with the source material, the previous adaptation, and what we know about the US rating. Netflix's details on the rating for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off in the UK mentions strong language and violence.

What rating is the Scott Pilgrim movie and the original comic book?

The live-action adaptation of the Scott Pilgrim comics directed by Edgar Wright received a PG-13 rating, and the recommended reading age for the original comic book volumes is 13 and beyond, so no surprises here. The story contains suggestive themes, strong language, and violence that can get intense, but it should be appropriate for teenagers.


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