“Wendy and Lucy” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It has some swearing, a little drug use and a brief implication of violence, but no nudity, sex or murder. The rating seems to reflect, above all, an impulse to protect children from learning that people are lonely and that life can be hard.
i am going to be very deep now. when do people learn that humans are lonely and that life is hard? i guess it's different for every person, but probably the pre-teen and teen years. at least, i think that's when i found it out.