Missing age rating: Why is the movie rated PG-13?

Storm Reid in Screen Gems MISSING
Storm Reid in Screen Gems MISSING /

Time is of the essence in this Sony Pictures computer screen mystery thriller film, Missing which premieres nationwide in-theaters on Jan. 20.  Missing had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19, 2023. The movie was written and directed by Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick from a story by Aneesh Chaganty and Sev Ohanian who made the 2018 movie Searching. Missing is considered a stand alone sequel to that film.

The movie follows June, a young girl whose mother, Grace disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, Kevin. When Grace isn’t able to be contacted, June decides to search for answers on her own but encounters international hurdles preventing her from finding out the truth. Since she’s unable to travel and stuck in Los Angeles, June has to use technology to try and find her mom before it’s too late.

The movie stars Nia Long (The Best Man: The Final Chapters) as Grace Allen, Storm Reid (The Last of Us) as June Allen, Grace’s daughter, Ava Zaria Lee as young June Allen, Ken Leung (Velma) as Kevin Lin, Grace’s new boyfriend, and Joaquim de Almeida as Javier Ramos, a private investigator who helps June in searching for her mother.

Even though a teen character leads the cast, there might be some elements that young ones might not find too friendly. If you want to know what the movie’s rating is and what to expect, read on to find out!

Missing age rating explained

The MPAA gave Missing a PG-13 rating. This means that you should expect to see several violent scenes involving personal combat with weapons, there is also mild profanity and some recreational alcohol use involving teenagers in a party scene. Judging from the tone and sequence of events in Searching, they seem to have similar thematic elements so it’s best to keep that in mind when bringing kids younger than 13 to see the film.

If you’re still planning on watching or want a preview of what to expect, watch the trailer below:

Do you plan on leaving the house to see Missing or will you wait for it to go to streaming? Missing premieres nationwide in-theaters on Jan. 20. Keep up to date with Hidden Remote for more movie news and coverage.

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