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Easter Sunday | 2022 | PG-13 | – 2.3.5

content-ratingsWhy is “Easter Sunday” rated PG-13? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “some strong language, and suggestive references.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a hug and a kiss, a reference to a romantic relationship, people being threatened by men with guns, a car chase, arguments about money and business, arguments about family responsibilities and being a good parent, and at least 1 F-word and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


Based on the life and comedy of Jo Koy: a visit to his mother’s home for Easter Sunday becomes a chaotic combination of complicated family dynamics, romance and death threats. Also with Lydia Gaston, Brandon Wardell, Eva Noblezada, Carly Pope, Jay Chandrasekhar, Tia Carrere, Melody Butiu, Joey Guila, Rodney To, Elena Juatco, Eugene Cordero, Lou Diamond Phillips, Asif Ali and Jimmy O. Yang. Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in Filipino with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:36]

Easter Sunday SEX/NUDITY 2

 – A young woman and a young man hug and she kisses him. Several women kiss a young man on the cheeks in greeting.
 A young man and a young woman flirt in several scenes. A woman tells a young man that she and his father had been “intimate” and that she could have been the young man’s mother. A young man orders no onions on his food and his father asks, “Who you kissing?” A young man asks a young woman to come to dinner and she accepts. A woman complains about a man ghosting her.
 A man slaps another man on the clothed buttocks, and the slapped man returns the slap to the other man later (they each look surprised). While being searched by a security person, a man says, “You don’t have to squeeze that.”
 Women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in varying degrees in several scenes

Easter Sunday VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A man with a gun stands in a window and another man with a gun goes outside the house and finds two young people peering in the window; they are taken inside where several men with guns threaten other people and argue about money until one man shoots a standee twice (once in the head and once in the abdomen), a young man lunges toward him, and the man throws the young man against a fireplace and takes him outside at gunpoint. Three cars speed through city streets, swerving through stop signs and driving in reverse through oncoming traffic; a person in one car holds a gun out of the window, and one car is pulled over by police. A man punches another man in the face twice and he is thrown to the ground. A man in a van speeds away when he sees another man watching him; several men with guns arrive at a picnic looking for the man and threaten another man if he does not pay one of them money he owes.
 A man at a picnic pulls up his shirt to reveal a belt with several knives in it and he says that he has a dangerous route (he is a postal employee). A man swings several knives around to act as a distraction.
 A woman and a man argue while standing next to garbage cans and the woman smacks the man with a newspaper; the man calls out something that is not translated to the woman as she walks away. A young woman pretends to steal a young man’s camera and he calls for help (she comes back laughing). A young woman pretends to be going into labor to avoid a ticket from the police and the police officer tells her to cross her legs to keep the child from delivering.
 A man argues with another man about his idea for a business and tells him it is a pyramid scheme. A man argues about and refuses to put on a stereotypical accent for a role that he is auditioning for; his agent insists that he put on the accent and the man refuses. A woman argues with her adult son about not applying himself. Two men mock each other and berate each other. A man asks if another man has a death wish. A man talks about seeing a man shoot another man in the genitals. A woman tells another woman, “You’re a terrible mother.” A man says, “I’m your do or die.” Many people in a TV studio argue about filming a TV show. A woman asks a man to smooth things over between two women or somebody is going to end up in the ER with her (she is a nurse). A priest accuses a man of having no respect for him. A man complains that his mother “guilt trips” him all the time. A woman complains that another woman’s food is “too greasy.” A man says, “It’s hard to disappoint someone else’s mother.” In several scenes, a man talks about his mother teaching him to ride a bike and that she pushed him to learn even though he broke both wrists in the process. A teen boy asks his father to come to a school meeting because he is not doing well and he hopes his father can keep him from being put on academic probation. A man tells another man, “Things are bad between our moms.”
 A man slurs his words and collapses on the floor; we see him regain consciousness in a hospital with an IV in his arm and we hear that he had a panic attack. A man dumps a smoothie on another man’s driveway as he drives away.

Easter Sunday LANGUAGE 5

 – At least 1 F-word, 1 obscene hand gesture, 19 scatological terms, 14 anatomical terms, 17 mild obscenities, name-calling (dude, my brown [anatomical term deleted], stubborn, nerd, weird, humble, pit bull, raggedy [anatomical term deleted], judgmental, lame, mess, bozo, loser, messy, weirdo, wizard, crazy, broke Vin Diesel, corny, creeper, squirrely, malnourished, dope, stupid), exclamations (play ball, are you kidding me, come on man, relax, whatever, freaking out, frickin’, oops, seriously, oh my gosh, screw it, shut-up), 2 religious profanities (GD), 30 religious exclamations (e.g. oh my God, God’s gonna be so happy, baby Jesus, Jesus Christ, God, Hallelujah, Amen, oh God, people make fun of a statue that is supposed to be of the young Jesus, a priest talks about a demo titled “God Didn’t Get It”). | profanity glossary |

Easter Sunday SUBSTANCE USE

 – Bottles of beer are shown on a dinner table, a man and a woman drink wine, and many references to a “Bud Zero” commercial that a man starred in (Bud Zero is said to have 0 alcohol).

Easter Sunday DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Parental pressure on children to succeed, parenting, assimilating, dreams, perspective, family, fitting in, respect.

Easter Sunday MESSAGE

 – Go home to remember what matters.

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