14A(14A) Violence, Coarse Language

Synopsis

Drama. Based on characters from DC. After losing his job as a party clown, an aspiring stand up comedian (Joaquin Phoenix) discovers he has a proclivity for violence.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and developmental slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-to-hand violence, some in a self-harm context – blood and some detail
  • Brief breast nudity in a non-sexual, pictorial context
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in a recreational context; infrequent portrayals of prescription drug use – little detail

Thematic elements

  • Isolation and alienation
  • Living with trauma
  • Aberrant psychology

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and violence

Classification date

September 18, 2019