Rebecca age rating: Is it okay for kids to watch?

Rebecca: (L to R) Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs. de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca: (L to R) Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs. de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX /

Ready for a movie that brings the shadowy chill factor this Halloween, but doesn’t skimp on the love story? Me too. That’s why Rebecca definitely tops the list as a standout creepy (and good for cuddling up) movie coming to Netflix next month. However, this mystery-romance movie may be a bit too mature for some age groups.

So let’s take quick look and find out first.

Rebecca synopsis

Starring Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Scott Thomas, the glamorous and ghoulish story focuses on the unexpected and unnerving journey of a young woman, played by James, after falling in love.

After a “whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo,” the young bride embarks on her new life and finds herself at the center of a complicated, hush-hush mystery. Initially, she seems to have hit the jackpot, but things around her husband’s sprawling estate aren’t exactly as they seem.

As the trailer says, “all marriages have their secrets.” And you never know who (or what) might be hiding in the shadows. In other words, it’s an extremely terrifying case of the ex scenario. And worthy of noting, the cinematography looks to be drop-dead gorgeous.

Netflix describes the movie with:

"A young newlywed moves to her husband’s imposing estate, where she must contend with his sinister housekeeper and the haunting shadow of his late wife."

Rebecca is based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel of the same name, which was also adapted in 1940 by Alfred Hitchcock. While this latest rendition doesn’t seem to be as scary as Hitchcockian horror, it certainly appears to have frightening elements.

Is Rebecca okay for kids to watch?

What is this new movie rated, for starters? Rebecca is PG-13. This romantic, yet spooky movie has some notable adult themes throughout.

As reported in Vanity Fair, director Ben Wheatley previously stated that the film, “has dark elements, and it has a psychological, haunting story within it, but it’s also about these two people in love. That was the main thing.”

In addition to the “main thing,” the director of psychological horror films like Kill List and horror comedy The ABCs of Death definitely knows his way around “dark elements.” So when considering what Wheatley has to say about the “dark parts” of Rebecca, this rating is probably not to be taken lightly. In fact, you may wind up covering your own eyes once or twice.

We’d say this one is appropriate for adults, as well as kids older the age of 13.

Watch the thrilling and chilling trailer for the upcoming movie below.

Rebecca is streamable on October 21, just in time for Halloween.

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