'Parents Guide' undermines imdb's credibility
Can I suggest that instead of a 'Parents Guide,' you simply have links to as many countries ratings/censorship board as possible for each film? Despite the plea at the top of the page, the Parents Guide is predominantly opinion and heavily biased towards the conservative end of the spectrum (since it is predominantly people who have a problem with something that will point it out). Too much of the 'information' is nonsense and a lot of people seem to be shoe-horning anything and everything into categories like 'sex,' 'violence' and 'profanity;' presumably either because they dislike/find it offensive or imagine that others will. I think it's a great idea to have a page where parents and/or guardians can investigate the suitability of a film for their child, but letting the weird and wonderful comments of users, whether they are parents or not, undermines the credibility of imdb as the definitive film site. Far better surely, to let the official ratings system speak for itself and include as much information as the relevant boards release. The BBFC website is particularly detailed in describing not only the reasons for awarding a particular certificate but also the particular instances in the film that warrant this decision. I feel that such a sprawling, personal section of the site would be much better suited to a dedicated forum, rather than a link from the 'official' pages that taint the authority of imdb as the place to look for reliable information.