Yes, God, Yes age rating: Is the movie okay for kids?

Natalia Dyer in Yes, God, Yes film, photo courtesy Vertical Entertainment
Natalia Dyer in Yes, God, Yes film, photo courtesy Vertical Entertainment /

Featuring Stranger Things actress Natalia Dyer, Yes, God, Yes arrived on Netflix yesterday. In the movie, Dyer portrays Alice, a teenager attending a strict Catholic high school who begins struggling when her burgeoning feelings of sexual desire clash with her religious beliefs.

The film also stars Timothy Simons, Wolfgang Novogratz, Francesca Reale, Susan Blackwell, Parker Wierling, Alisha Boe, and Donna Lynne Champlin.

If you’re wondering whether or not Yes, God, Yes is appropriate for children, then you’ve come to the right place.

What is Yes, God, Yes rated?

As reported by IMDb, Yes, God, Yes is rated R for sexual content and some nudity. I watched some clips from the movie and it gets risqué fairly quickly. Less than 10 minutes into the film, the main character gets inappropriate pictures sent to her via a private AOL chat.

When Alice attends a religious retreat organized by her school, she discovers a new use for her phone’s vibration setting, if you catch my drift. There’s another scene where Alice catches her church camp counselor masturbating to porn in his office and the viewer can see a video of people having sex on his computer screen. In another, Alice catches a girl secretly performing oral sex on a fellow student in the woods.

However, I think it’s clear from the trailer that the movie is intended as a coming-of-age comedy about a teenage girl coming to terms with her sexuality and how that conflicts with her devotion to religion.

The film does not necessarily have any overt sex scenes in it, but the plot revolves around the protagonist’s relationship with her own sexuality.

Is Yes, God, Yes okay for kids?

Obviously, letting a child watch a movie is up to their parent or guardian’s discretion, but I would recommend screening the movie first before letting a youngster watch it. I can tentatively say that Yes, God, Yes is appropriate for mature teenagers over the age of 14 years old. And since it’s rated R, it’s technically for people 17 years or older.

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