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Godmothered | 2020 | PG | – 1.3.1

content-ratingsWhy is “Godmothered” rated PG? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “some suggestive comments.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a hug and discussions of romance and finding one’s true love, several attempts at magic gone wrong and ending with animals changing into other animals and items exploding, an allergic reaction to shellfish causing facial swelling and shortness of breath, many arguments about confidence and finding happiness, discussions of the death of loved ones, and some mild language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


A fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell) ventures out of the magical world known as The Motherland to locate a person that needs help finding happily-ever-after. However, when she tries to help a girl whose wish was ignored, she realizes that she grew up and is now a disillusioned, widowed mother (Isla Fisher) who can’t remember how to be happy. Also with Santiago Cabrera, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, June Squibb, Jane Curtin, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Stephnie Weir, Artemis Pebdani, Jillian Shea Spaeder and Willa Skye. Directed by Sharon Maguire. [Running Time: 1:50]

Godmothered SEX/NUDITY 1

 – A woman hugs a man and he seems startled. A woman reads a letter from a 10-year-old girl asking for help with a boy in her class that she describes as, “The cutest boy in the whole school.” A man tells a woman that she looks “hot” and she tells him that he shouldn’t say that in the workplace, to which he replies, “No, your face is all red and sweaty.” A woman talks to another woman about being in love with a man and people in another room hear her when the loudspeaker is switched on and she becomes embarrassed.
 A man and a woman dance a slow dance at a party and the woman dips the man, leans toward him as if she is going to kiss him, and then drops him on the floor. Men and women dance at a party. A man talks about being divorced. A woman talks about packing for a trip and refers to packing “extra underpants.”
 A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage in several scenes. A video on a computer screen shows a woman wearing a bikini that reveals her bare back and buttocks.


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Godmothered VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A woman screams and sleds down a snow-covered hill crashing into a man from behind and knocking a woman down; we see this replayed on TV stations several times. A woman conjures up rocks in a lake and she walks across to reach a portal that hovers in the distance; when she leaps toward the portal she slams into it, as if it is a glass pane, waves her wand to open it and she falls through and onto a frozen lake that she slides across and bumps into a pile of snow unharmed. A woman flits around a room slamming into walls filled with filing drawers and falls hard on the floor; she says, “I’m OK.” A woman gorges on shellfish at a tailgate and her face swells as she says that she is having trouble breathing; another woman tackles her and stabs her in the leg with an EpiPen (we see her fine later). A woman hits a pool ball with a cue and the ball jumps off the table and hits another woman in the forehead (she’s OK).
 A horse-drawn carriage nearly crashes into an oncoming car, and it flies over tall buildings and over a parade route causing people to gasp. A woman tries to transform a pumpkin into a carriage and causes the pumpkin to explode (she is sprayed with pumpkin goo and seeds); pumpkins in a field then blow up, one after the other. A woman blows up several pumpkins in a street and transforms a watermelon into a carriage and a cat into a horse. A fireball plummets from the sky and we see a woman land on the street. A woman waves her magic wand and creates what looks like fireworks in the air over a sporting venue and a newscaster refers to it as an alien occurrence. A woman tries to conjure up a beautiful gown for another woman to wear and she ends up wrapped in what looks like an insulated sleeping bag. A woman, not having been in a car before, pushes buttons on the dash causing the windshield wipers to turn on, changing the radio station and setting off the car alarm while another woman tries to drive. A woman slips and falls on snow a few times (there are no injuries). A piglet walks through a house and it is implied that a woman transformed a dog into the pig. A woman conjures a magic spell that makes a raccoon do household chores (like sweeping the floors, etc.). Teen boys throw a snowball at a teen girl while she sings in a square and it hits her in the face; a woman that’s with her makes a sheet of snow slide off a roof and land on the boys, knocking them to the ground and covering them with snow (no injuries are seen).
 A woman opens a basement access door and shows another woman inside telling her that she can stay there; the second woman asks if it’s “the dungeon.” A woman is threatened with “disenchantment” and that she will lose her magic. A woman yells that another woman should, “Get her fairy tail back here.” A woman yells at another woman and tells her, “You failed.” A man yells at a woman and fires her for “lack of initiative” and “faking” a story. A man yells at his newsroom staff for not getting interesting stories. A woman calls security in a TV newsroom and two men come to take a woman out of the building; they lead her out onto the street by the arms. Two women argue in a street and one tells the other that she has to leave. A woman throws a pillow at another woman when she starts singing and hits her in the face. A woman throws a paper wad at another woman. Women complain about a class and being taught the same thing every day. A woman is startled by a car honking at her as she walks along a road. A woman sleeping against a tree on the side of a road is startled when she is awakened by a woman that pokes her with a stick. A woman is startled when another woman pops out from between cars in a parking lot and she screams. A woman is startled when another woman’ face appears in the face of a grandfather’s clock and they talk; she refers to it as FaceTime. A woman is startled and falls on the floor when she wakes up and finds another woman lying in bed with her. A young girl talks about her father dying in a traffic accident several years ago. A teen girl talks about her father setting fire to a Christmas tree with candles and that the fire department had to come. A news story is referred to as, “Mysterious pumpkin cult massacre.” A woman tells a truck driver, “Don’t be silly, everyone knows women don’t drive themselves.” Two men say about a woman, “She ought to be committed.” A woman talks about a place being shut down because people don’t believe in “happily-ever-after” anymore. A man tells a woman about a story that she pitches, “That doesn’t totally suck.” A woman talks about making a story about something causing food poisoning or that face paint causes illness, to increase their rating. A young girl says of her older sister, “She freaks out if she has to sing in front of people.” A woman teases a man that wears a costume for a re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party. A woman yells at a raccoon and says, “I’m gonna kill you.”
 A raccoon chews on electrical cords that short out the lights in a city a couple of times. A woman blows her nose in a handkerchief and gives it to another woman that opens it and we see a drawing on the inside (there’s no mucus). A woman gives another woman money for food and she eats it, and then spits it out. A woman makes a comment about drinking sewer water. People eat a lot of food during a food-eating contest and we see food on their faces as they shove it into their mouths. A woman does a magic spell that fills a mug of hot chocolate to overflowing with marshmallows. A teen girl says of a singing performance, “I didn’t barf.” A reference is made to someone coughing “up her cocoa.”


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Godmothered LANGUAGE 1

 – 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (kiddo, kid, disaster, earnest, weirdo, hot shot, freak, mess, hopeless case, old-fashioned, single mom, abomination, boring, bored, hovel, stressed, grumpy, dismissive, flying saucer chick, idiot), exclamations (what in godmother’s name, oh dear, son of a butterscotch, oh my goodness, sheesh, oh my godmother, oh no, what the heck, ouch, banging on, excuse me, oh wow, enough, get outta here, what the, thank goodness, mother of fudge, move it along, oh boy, you got moxie, knock ’em dead, what), 3 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh God). | profanity glossary |


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Godmothered SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man and a woman and two women drink beer in a bar, people drink at a party, and a woman drinks a Lemon Drop.


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Godmothered DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Fairy godmothers, happily-ever-after theme, outmoded beliefs, magic, dreams, failure, job security, food allergies, loneliness, divorce, encouragement, fear of performing in front of crowds, sensationalism, death of a loved one, the Boston Tea Party, single parenting, wishes, traditional gender roles.

Godmothered MESSAGE

 – Life isn’t as simple as happily ever after; just try to live happily for the present.

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