I Wanna Dance with Somebody age rating: Why is the movie rated PG-13?

Naomi Ackie in TRISTAR pictures I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY, © 2021 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Naomi Ackie in TRISTAR pictures I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY, © 2021 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /
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Biographical films have certainly been a hit in the last few years, especially those based on musical performers where the audience can expect to hear some of their iconic hits and favorite songs. One to look forward to is a production about Whitney Houston, I Wanna Dance with Somebody!

The Sony Pictures movie is set to debut Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. The film is meant to celebrate the iconic singer, while portraying the “complex and multifaceted woman,” according to the production company. Get ready to see her journey, starting out as a New Jersey choir girl to becoming one of the most famous recording artists.

Naomi Ackie takes on the lead role as Houston herself, with Stanley Tucci playing her recording producer Clive Davis. Ashton Sanders as Bobby Brown, Tamara Tune as Cissy Houston, Clarke Peters as John Houston, and Nafessa Williams as Robyn Crawford also star in the movie.

The film has a PG-13 rating. Why is this case? We’ve got the answer for you below.

Why is I Wanna Dance with Somebody rated PG-13?

PG-13 stands for “parents strongly cautioned” for those watching who are under the age of 13. This can be due to a production having stronger language, extended violence, sexual situations, and drug use.

The Motion Picture Association gave I Wanna Dance with Somebody a PG-13 rating because the film includes strong drug content, some strong language, suggestive references, and smoking. So if your teens would like to see the movie, they can. But be sure a parent is present.

Kasi Lemmons takes on directing and executive producing duties. Anthony McCarten penned the script. Clive Davis, the real-life recording producer who discovered Houston, also serves as a producer on the project. How cool is that?

I Wanna Dance with Somebody makes its theatrical debut Friday, Dec. 23, 2022.

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