The Fall Guy [2024] [PG-13] – 3.6.5 (2024)

The Fall Guy [2024] [PG-13] – 3.6.5 (1)Why is “The Fall Guy” rated PG-13? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “action and violence, drug content and some strong language.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes several kissing scenes, a few flirting scenes, a few discussions of relationships and love, a couple of deaths by explosion and landing hard, a man breaking his back in a stunt fall gone wrong, many scenes of stunts being staged and executed without injuries shown but including cars rolling, people being set on fire and thrown and many fights with weapons and hand-to-hand, several arguments, and at least 1 F-word and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.

A Hollywood stunt man (Ryan Gosling) is talked into joining a movie team being directed by a former girlfriend (Emily Blunt), not realizing that something sinister is going on off the movie set. Also with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Waddingham, Teresa Palmer, Stephanie Hsu, Winston Duke, Ben Knight, Matuse, Adam Dunn and Zara Michales. Directed by David Leitch. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in French with English subtitles and others are spoken without translation. [Running Time: 2:06]

The Fall Guy SEX/NUDITY 3

– A man and a woman kiss passionately and embrace. A woman sits on a counter while she and a man hug and kiss. A man and a woman flirt, kiss, and hug in several flashback sequences. A man and a woman kiss tenderly. A woman hugs a man.
A man and a woman flirt while talking to each other over walkie-talkies on a movie set. A man and a woman look at each other lovingly and then argue. A man slaps another man on the buttocks as he walks away and the man being struck flinches and murmurs.
A man describes having a “major crush” on a woman. A woman describes something as being wrapped in “sexy bacon.” A man tells a woman that her role as director looks good on her and then says, “You look good in anything. You look good in nothing.” People discuss the storyline of a movie being a cosmic love story and the romance between an alien and a human man. A man asks another man if a woman that he has a crush on said anything about him and smiles hopefully. A woman describes a relationship with a man as a “fling,” and later as a “flingette.” A man cries while listening to a love song. A woman describes having a “bangin’ revenge bod.”
A body is shown in a bathtub covered with ice (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details) and we see his partial chest and legs to the hips. A man is shown shirtless in a few scenes and we see his bare chest, abdomen and back. A man wears a robe that hangs open and reveals his partial bare chest, and abdomen to the hips. Women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in a few scenes. A man wears a tank top that reveals bare shoulders and partial chest. Alien costumes are humanoid with outlines of groins. Women wear skimpy outfits in a club scene and we see their bare backs, legs to the hips, cleavage and abdomens. A woman wears a low-cut and tight-fitting sweater that reveals cleavage and the outline of her breasts.

The Fall Guy VIOLENCE/GORE 6

– A man kicks another man hard in the chest and he falls back against a table and lies motionless. A man runs into a field labeled to be dangerous for cellphone use; he uses his cellphone and causes an explosion that presumably blows him up (we see flames and do not see him again).
A man and a woman are tasered and the woman is taken away in a truck; the man with a dog chases the truck in an SUV, he jumps a wall and in an extended chase sequence while speeding jumps from one vehicle to the other, fights with men in the other vehicle, the woman fights the driver of the vehicle eventually pushing him out and onto road, a man is punched repeatedly while the vehicle crashes through traffic islands and other vehicles and a dog bites two men in the genitals on command; one man rides a piece of metal like he’s surfing behind and alongside the truck and sparks fly, the woman slams on the brakes of the truck and a man is thrown through the windshield landing on the road among shattered glass (we see some bloody cuts on his face and nose). A fight scene shows two men with stunt weapons fighting several other men with real guns and we hear gunfire and see men exchanging punches and kicks with grunting; one man is thrown over a balcony, men head-butt each other, a dog attacks a man biting his groin and the man shoots at the dog as it runs away (the dog is not struck), one man shoots another man in the chest and he fakes falling dead (the bullets were blanks), he gets up and runs, jumps off a balcony onto a boat crashing through a canopy and he is struck in the head with a gun butt. A man with a bloody head and face is tied into a chair and punched in the face by another man; a man questions him. A man tied into a chair is threatened by another man, two men pour gasoline on him and into his mouth, one man lights a lighter and the seated man spits gasoline on the flame setting the other man on fire; the seated man runs, jumps onto a boat and speeds away chased by other men on another boat and they shoot at him; he jumps his boat over a pier and continues to speed away, and then jumps the boat into a fuel depot causing a massive explosion and flames (he is presumed dead).
A man wearing a costume startles a woman and she fights him, punching and kicking him and slamming objects at him, including a pen into his leg, before realizing who he is. A man drives a car erratically and another man in the car complains about feeling sick as explosives detonate around them; other cars chase and block other cars that are chasing the first car, two cars are tipped and flip when explosives go off as they pass, and a third is thrown back over front and crashes hard on the ground as the first car jumps over a ravine and lands on the other side with only minor damage (the passenger unconscious but unharmed). A woman holds a gun on a man and hits him in the head with a heavy case knocking him out. Many people fight, a man is dragged behind a four-wheel vehicle, a dog bites men in the groins, and a woman beats two men using a stunt weapon. A man jumps on a truck as it speeds away, climbs onto a camera arm and seat, jumps onto a helicopter mid-air and swings from it as people inside try to make him fall; a woman shoots at him, he fights with a man inside punching him in the nose (we see some blood), the man is kicked out of the helicopter and he catches on to the landing legs, swings back inside, the woman continues to try to shoot the man, and the man dangles out the side of the helicopter and lets himself fall into an inflated landing pad below.
A man prepares for a stunt scene in a car and speeds along a beach as explosives are detonated around his car, he speeds toward the camera in a car in front of him and accidentally hits it knocking it off the cradle, before an explosion blows under the car and it rolls repeatedly, breaking apart (the driver is pulled out OK). A man is set on fire and thrown against a rock several times during a movie; he lies on the ground until a person with a fire extinguisher douses the flames and we see him with char on his face and arms later.
A man climbs on the roof of a truck, jumps onto a ladder that he climbs to a balcony and enters an apartment where a woman with a sword attacks him; she swings the blade repeatedly, breaking things, the man trips over a step and falls, he crashes through a plate glass and ends up with a lot of shards in his hood. A man breaks a hotel room door open and searches the room where he discovers a dead man in a tub filled with ice.
A man is snapped into a harness and cables and dangles briefly before being dropped a great distance; the scene cuts to the man being wheeled out of the area on a gurney with his neck in a brace and we hear that he broke his back and we see a mechanism for pain attached to his back in one scene.
A man drinks from a drugged co*cktail and becomes woozy, two men try to take him away and he fights them using bottles to hit them on the head and stomach; he throws a bucket of ice at one man and kicks him and he is shown hallucinating unicorns in several subsequent scenes. A man chases a man out of a club, and he stands in the middle of a road where he is struck by a car and thrown into the windshield before rolling onto the street; he gets up and yells at the man in the car for information.
Several takes show people tumbling down hillsides and landing hard at the bottom (no injuries are evident), others are seen swinging from ropes, running through explosions, one man is thrown through a bus window and falls on the ground among the shattering glass, and a war scene shows gunfire, explosions and hand-to-hand combat with people falling and being thrown. A woman hits a man in the head with a stunt bottle and it shatters (he falls on the ground pretending to be hurt). A valet speeds through a parking garage and spins in circles at the curb in front of the car’s owner as people cheer. A man bends and twists his back and we hear a crack.
Actual stunt footage from the film is shown accompanying closing credits and the stunt people each give thumbs up after the take.
A man yells at a woman and she tells him, “You’re very aggressive.” A man yells at his crew over a walkie-talkie when they detonate pyrotechnics a few times; he says, “I will gut you like the pigs that you are.” A man accuses another man of trying to hog the spotlight. A man argues with another man about a very dangerous stunt he is expected to do; he tells the man that he is going to be sick and leans over (he does not get sick). Newscasts report a murder suicide. A man and a woman look at each other lovingly and then argue. A man slaps another man on the buttocks as he walks away and the man being struck flinches and murmurs. A man complains about his stuntman’s jaw line being evident in film footage instead of his own. A woman tries to convince a man to work on a movie with her and he declines. A man tries to explain what happened to end a relationship with a woman in a few scenes. A man yells at another man saying, “You need carbs.”

The Fall Guy LANGUAGE 5

– 1 F-word, 6 obscene hand gestures, 4 sexual references, 30 scatological terms, 8 anatomical terms, 13 mild obscenities, name-calling (weird, Mr. Potato Head, epic failure, pigs, dogs, toxic, moldable, little people, bombastic, what a mess, stupid, too big for your boots, man bun, bazooka, drip, terrible, tweaky, really into yourself, super profesh, shady, puzzler), exclamations (fricking, friggin, shut-up, that’s my girl, I’m in a pickle, chill out), 6 religious profanities (GD), 21 religious exclamations (e.g. Holy [scatological term deleted], oh my God, oh God, Godspeed, Christ, for God’s sake, Jesus, God). | profanity glossary |

The Fall Guy SUBSTANCE USE

– A woman tells a man about a drug dealer, a man drinks a co*cktail in a club and we understand that he has been drugged, and a man tells another man that he was high when something happened. A man and a woman talk about drinking spicy Margaritas together in a few scenes, and people drink in a couple of club and bar scenes.

The Fall Guy DISCUSSION TOPICS

– The critical role of stunt people in movies, relationships, severe injuries, love, failure, fame, unsung heroes, trust, hope, ambition, regret, fear, second chances, happily ever after, overcoming problems.

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The Fall Guy [2024] [PG-13] – 3.6.5 (2024)

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