14A(14A) Coarse Language

Synopsis

Drama. Based on the book by Lee Israel. In the early 90s, a struggling author (Melissa McCarthy) begins forging letters of prominent writers to pay the bills.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use, some in an addiction context; infrequent use of illegal substance use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Art and commerce
  • The search for meaning
  • Staying relevant
  • The families we make

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language

Classification date

October 01, 2018