14A(14A) Coarse Language, Sexual Content

Synopsis

Romance/Drama. Based on the book by James Baldwin. A young woman (KiKi Layne) must cope with her fiancée’s (Stephan James) imprisonment for a crime he did not commit, while she carries their first child.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent references to sexual assault - no detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence in a domestic context - no blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - breast nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in recreational and historical contexts

Thematic elements

  • Love and commitment
  • Prejudice, injustice, and oppression
  • Race and power

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and sexual content

Classification date

November 20, 2018