14A(14A) Coarse Language, Substance Abuse

Synopsis

Drama/Music. Based on a story by William A. Wellman and Robert Carson and a screenplay by John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion, and Frank Pearson. At the peak of his popularity, a troubled rock star (Bradley Cooper) mentors a talented, unknown singer (Lady Gaga).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence - no blood, little detail
  • Portrayal of suicide - no blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - breast nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent breast and female frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and illegal drug use in an addiction context - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Perspectives on fame
  • Art and performance
  • Integrity and dedication

Classification rationale

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

Classification date

September 12, 2018