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Fear of Rain | 2021 | PG-13 | – 1.6.5

content-ratingsWhy is “Fear of Rain” rated PG-13? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “mature thematic content, violence/terror, disturbing images and some strong language.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a kiss and some flirting scenes between teens, drawn nudity on a card, many hallucinatory scenes of dark figures attacking a young woman including burying her alive, discussions of child abduction, discussions of schizophrenia and its treatment and associated stigma, a man slaps his daughter in the face during an argument and tussle, many arguments and insults, and at least 3 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


A young woman (Madison Iseman) battling schizophrenia, and the ways in which the medication she must take changes her, becomes convinced that a neighbor has kidnapped a young girl but no one believes her. She begins to doubt what is real and what is imagined until a young man (Israel Broussard) helps her discover the truth. Also with Katherine Heigl, Harry Connick Jr., Eugenie Bondurant, Enuka Okuma and Julia Vasi. Directed by Castille Landon. [Running Time: 1:32]

Fear of Rain SEX/NUDITY 1

 – A Tarot card has a drawing of a winged individual on it and we see bare breasts, abdomen, legs and a side buttock. A woman’s dress reveals cleavage and bare shoulders. A young woman wears shorts in many scenes. A young woman’s bare shoulders are shown when she showers.
 A young man kisses a young woman on a sofa (they are interrupted). A young man and a young woman flirt and talk in several scenes.


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Fear of Rain VIOLENCE/GORE 6

 – A young woman runs through a dark wooded area and we see a dark figure in the shadows behind her: the woman hides behind a tree until the figure grabs her by the feet and drags her, throws her into a hole in the ground and shovels dirt on her as she screams; she then digs herself out and finds herself being held and strapped to a table in an emergency room, where she is injected with a sedative (we see bloody scratches on her feet and face). A woman with a golf club searches her basement, she finds a young woman that punches her in the stomach and holds a box cutter toward her and a young man jumps the woman from behind, they struggle and the woman holds a knife to his throat and he hits her arm away; she then hits him with the golf club (he spits blood), they struggle and a shelf falls on top of them (we see the young man with a bloody nose and a nick on his neck later and he is taken away in an ambulance).
 A young woman unwraps a bandage on her hand and sees grey-tinged flesh and wriggling maggots on her palm; she breathes and closes her eyes and they disappear. A young woman in a shower sees blood splattered on the shower curtain and streaming down the drain; she closes her eyes and when she reopens them, the blood is gone. A young woman hears voices and sees the ceiling in a school building turning black and bubbling like decay and mold. A young woman sees blood pouring from the eyes of an angel statue in a cemetery.
 A young woman returns home from the hospital and recalls an episode where she trashed her room and when her father came in to help her, she scratched him (we see blood). A young woman remembers someone grabbing her by the feet and when she holds onto a tree, her nails break off (we see them break and tear). A young woman sleeps and wakes in a panic as we see slithery hands grabbing her from under her mattress and she hears a child’s voice calling for help; she gets up and sees a child at an attic window in the neighboring house, as a woman grabs the child from behind and covers her mouth. A man grabs his teen daughter’s arm, pulls her into the kitchen where he forces her to take a pill; she then puts a handful of pills in her mouth and the man tries to get them out using his finger, which she bites and he slaps her in the face (we see her bruised cheek later). A young woman finds a woman hanging in an attic and she lowers her to the floor and holds her. A young woman sees a young girl locked in a cage in a basement. A young woman has a nightmare about seeing herself in a crowd of people in woods and they are all looking at a portrait of her; as she approaches it becomes animated, opens its eyes and reaches out to grab her arms and she screams.
 A young woman breathes heavily as she walks on a sidewalk and hears voices; she sees a child run in front of her and is startled when someone grabs the child and then she doesn’t see either of them. A young woman becomes uncomfortable and bites her nails and breathes heavily as she hears voices telling her to “Get out while you can,” while sitting in a car with a young man. A young woman bumps into a woman in a hallway at school, she screams and recoils slamming into a locker bank, and then runs away and out of the building. A young man and a young woman break a window in a woman’s basement and she calls the police, threatening to press charges. A young woman and a young man break into a woman’s house, go up to the attic and when the woman returns, they hide and run out of the house. A young woman has a nightmare seeing herself as a young child and calling for help. A young woman punches a mirror when she sees herself talking about her being sick. A young woman holds a paint trowel to her own neck threatening to hurt herself. A young woman falls to the ground when she sees a woman standing in front of her and hears her say, “Malia is already dead.” A young woman barges into a doctor’s office and screams for her; the doctor is not in. A young woman accuses a woman of having a child in her attic; the woman takes the young woman and her father to see the attic and we see many dolls and child mannequins in the room and when one falls over the young woman is startled.
 A young woman is bullied in school and people say things like, “Be careful, she might go ‘Carrie’ on us,” and a reference is made to “All those personalities,” and that, “She just does it for attention.” A young woman yells and pushes another young woman away when she tries to help her during a panic attack; other people gather around them and the first young woman makes fun of the other young woman calling her “Messed up.” A young woman hears voices in her head in many scenes with some repeating, “Kill yourself,” and “You’re so stupid.” A young woman says that she’ll walk with another young woman and she says, “That’s OK, I wouldn’t want to catch your crazy.” A young woman has sessions with a doctor that advises her if she has any further infractions she will be institutionalized. A woman threatens to turn a young woman in and press charges that will cause her to be sent to an institution. A young woman complains that her medications make her feel like a zombie and that if she can’t feel she can’t paint. A young woman accuses her father of selling out. A young woman complains, “People see and hear God but no one calls them nuts.” A young woman spills a vial of pills on the floor in school and others stand around looking at her as she scoops them up. A young man asks a young woman out for coffee and she says caffeine has a bad effect on her making a twirling gesture with her finger to her temple. A woman tells her teen daughter, “Your father is going to take this door off the hinges if you keep locking it.” A woman complains about how long her teen daughter is taking to paint her portrait and says, “I can feel myself aging.” A young woman tells a young man to stop following her. A young woman practices telling a young man that she’s “sick in the head.” A young woman yells at her father for thanking a woman for “humoring her.” A young man says, “We’re all going to merge with AI,” as he looks around a school lunchroom and everyone is using their smartphones. A young man and a young woman search directories of missing persons trying to identify a young girl. A woman cries in her daughter’s room while looking through a box of photos and memories. We hear that woman died.


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Fear of Rain LANGUAGE 5

 – About 3 F-words, 4 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 6 mild obscenities, name-calling (zombie, lab rat, nuts, monkey, stop, get off, freak, stupid, psycho, sadistic, crazy girl, gross, messed up, normal, ridiculous, insane, demented, nerdy, wacko, weird), exclamations (hey, stop, no, oh jeez, help, I’m freaking out, get me out of here, oh gosh), 5 religious exclamations (Oh My God, Oh Christ). | profanity glossary |


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Fear of Rain SUBSTANCE USE

 – A young woman is injected with a sedative in a hospital, a cabinet in a kitchen is filled with vials of prescription medications and a young woman says that her doctors are adjusting them all the time to find something that works. Several people hold glasses of champagne in a scene but do not seem to drink.


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Fear of Rain DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Schizophrenia, death of a loved one, grief, suspicion, child abduction, illusions, triggers, hallucinations, friendship, depression, suicide, magic, Tarot, fears.

Fear of Rain MESSAGE

 – Understanding mental illness is a challenge for everyone involved.

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