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14A(14A) Coarse Language, Violence


Crime/Drama. Based on the comic by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. In 1970s New York City, when the gangster husbands of three women (Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish) go to jail, the women take over their rackets.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual or aggressive context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a domestic context - some blood, little detail; brief portrayal of sexual violence - no nudity or detail
  • Brief portrayal of sexual activity - no nudity or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • The families we make
  • Gender and power
  • Self-reliance and solidarity

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and violence

Classification date

July 24, 2019