As you’re adding to your Halloween scary movie-watching, are you wondering if Rebecca (2020) is ok for kids? Rated PG-13 for partial nudity, violence, mature content, and smoking, here’s what parents need to know in this Rebecca Parents Guide. This 2020 Rebecca remake on Netflix does not quite live up to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier.
Is Rebecca Kid Friendly?
A young newlywed (Lily James) arrives at her husband’s (Armie Hammer) family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
This psychological thriller may prove to be too much for young kids, but overall it falls flat and the two main characters lack any real chemistry. Some teens may want to watch Lily James, because of other roles in Disney’s live-action Cinderella and Downton Abbey.
Here’s what parents need to know about Rebecca.
There is a little language including the word damn and words like bastard, fool and imbecile. There are also uses of “oh my g-d” and “oh Christ.”
There is some sexual content including implied sex and passionate kisses. There is also a scene in a faraway shot with a nude couple on the deck of a yacht. They are embracing and sex is implied. You can see a bare back, leg, and side of the butt.
A woman tells another woman, “When you trap a man between your legs he won’t stick around long.”
Two characters lie next to each other in bed and sex is implied.
As far as violence is concerned, there is talk of suicide and murder. A woman jumps off a cliff. A house is set on fire. You see a skeleton floating in a bay. A man berates his wife and yells at her. A woman slaps a man with a glove.
There is drinking and smoking.
Is Rebecca Appropriate for Kids Under 13?
I would not recommend Rebecca 2020 on Netflix for kids under 13 years old due to mature content and talk of suicide. Yes, it’s scary, but not over-the-top scary and gory. If you want a better psychological thriller, then I’d recommend watching Alfred Hitchcock’s version first.
This version is definitely more modern and full of beautiful people which may appeal to a younger crowd. Overall, it may be the dark film you’re looking for this Halloween.