14A(14A) Coarse Language, Substance Abuse


Crime/Biography. Based on the book by Molly Bloom. After an injury dashes her dreams of competing at the Olympics, a young woman (Jessica Chastain) moves to Los Angeles where she begins running a high-stakes poker game.

Content elements

  • Frequent, sometimes aggressive use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence - some blood and detail
  • Brief portrayal of a surgical procedure - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use, smoking, and illegal substance use, some in an addiction context - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Gender and power
  • The drive to succeed
  • Morality and honesty

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and substance abuse in a dramatic context

Classification date

November 14, 2017