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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Parents Guide | Is it Kid Friendly?

Wondering if Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is ok for kids? This sequel has a new set of characters, but our favorite detective Benoit Blanc is back to solve this latest whodunit. And yes his CSI:KFC accent is still here and glorious. Knives Out was pretty crass, and Glass Onion follows suit. Here’s what parents need to know in this Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Parents Guide. 

Glass Onion Parents Guide

Is Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Kid Friendly? Parents Guide

Benoit Blanc returns to peel back the layers in a new Rian Johnson mystery. This fresh adventure finds the detective at a lavish private estate on a Greek island, but how and why he comes to be there is only the first of many puzzles. He’s been looking for a new challenge after being in quarantine during 2020. 

Blanc soon meets a distinctly disparate group of friends gathering at the invitation of billionaire Mules Bron (Edward Norton) for their yearly reunion. Among those on the guest list are Miles’ former business partner Andi Brand (Janelle Monáe), current Connecticut governor Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn), scientist Lionel Toussaint (Leslie Odom Jr.), fashion designer and former model Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson), her conscientious assistant Peg, and influencer Duke Cody (Dave Bautista) and his sidekick girlfriend Whiskey.

Myles andAs in all the best murder mysteries, each character harbors their own secrets, lies and motivations. When someone turns up dead, everyone is a suspect.

Parents need to know that much like its predecessor (Knives Out), there’s a lot of language and raunchy material in Glass Onion, so it’s not kid friendly for younger kids or tweens. 

Age Rating: Why is Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Rated PG-13?

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is rated PG-13 for strong language, drug content, some violence, and sexual material which means some content is not be suitable for kids under 13.

Language in Glass Onion

The profanity is heavy in Glass Onion just like it was in Knives Out. There are many uses of sh*t, a**, bi*ch, damn, hell, bastard, and two f-words. There was a lot of middle fingers thrown at people. And use of words of Deity was heavy including 3 uses of g-ddamn. There were at least 50+ swear words. 

Mature Content: Is Glass Onion Ok for Kids? 

There was some sexual content and innuendos in the film including a couple of scenes with a woman on top of a man kissing him and implying sexual relations was about to occur. There was no nudity. There are several scenes in the pool with revealing suits for men and women. 

A statue of a bare bottom is shown. 

There is sexual talk of boners and sexual toys shown in scenes, like a vibrator. A character uses the phrase “golden titties” a few times.

Some characters drink alcohol, smoke cigars, and use drugs. 

Themes of revenge, murder, and dishonesty are prevalent.

Violence: Is Glass Onion Too Scary for Kids?

Scenes include murder and use of weapons like a gun. While the deaths aren’t particularly graphic, they could be disturbing for some.

There is talk of suicide.

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Is Glass Onion Appropriate for Kids Under 13?

In Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery you can expect some vulgar content, sexual innuendos, murder and death, emotional scenes, and profanity used by many characters. To sum it up, Glass Onion is not kid friendly for kids under 13. 

If your children have seen Knives Out, then Glass Onion is probably a little more mature and vulgar, but not much worse. Emotions run high as many of the characters all have secrets to hide and are desperate to protect them, especially when it comes to money and loyalty.

Rian Johnson does an excellent job of making a smart and witty film that doesn’t get boring. The cast is incredible, each a part of the puzzle. I do miss the Thrombey family from Knives Out, but Daniel Craig is the string that ties these mysteries together, and he is just so dang good. 

As the story and mystery progresses, the layers of the characters are peeled back, yes, like an onion. Johnson makes commentary on important issues like wealth imbalance, climate change, and political selling of your soul, but he does so without lecturing or spoon-feeding it to the audience. 

Glass Onion: A Knives Out mystery could do without some of the crassness, because that’s not what makes this film so entertaining. The chemistry amongst the cast is top notch, and I had so much fun at the movies. I had missed that feeling. If seeing it in theaters isn’t possible, than a nice Netflix and chill night will do just fine.