14A(14A) Coarse Language, Nudity

Synopsis

Drama. Based on the play by J.C. Lee. When their son's history teacher (Octavia Spencer) comes to them with some concerning news, a married couple (Naomi Watts, Tim Roth) begin to question if they truly know their adopted, black son (Kelvin Harrison Jr.).

Content elements

  • Frequent, sometimes aggressive use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence – no blood, little detail
  • Infrequent references to and discussions of sexual assault – little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity – breast and buttock nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent female frontal nudity and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Manipulation, power, and control
  • Race, identity, and belonging
  • Parent/child bonds

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language, nudity, and some sexual content

Classification date

July 23, 2019