14A(14A) Coarse Language, Substance Abuse

Synopsis

Drama. Based on the novel by Donna Tartt. After his mother is killed in a terrorist attack, a young boy (Oakes Fegley) is taken in by a classmate's mother (Nicole Kidman).

Content elements

  • Frequent, sometime aggressive use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a child abuse context – little blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal and prescription drug use, often involving children – some detail

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Longing and belonging
  • Survivor’s guilt

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and substance use, often involving children

Classification date

August 30, 2019