My Friend Dahmer

Information and ratings for My Friend Dahmer

14A(14A) Gory Scenes, Mature Subject Matter

Synopsis

Drama. Based on the book by Derf Backderf. A young Jeffrey Dahmer (Ross Lynch) struggles to belong in high school.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references - no detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of weapons violence involving animals - blood and gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - no nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent buttock and breast nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol use in an abuse context; infrequent portrayals of tobacco and illegal substance use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Belonging and alienation
  • High school dynamics
  • Navigating adolescence

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for gory violence involving animals as well as some sexual content and coarse language

Classification date

October 30, 2017