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14A(14A) Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Violence


Drama. After violent attack, a Florida family (Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown) drifts apart.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual or aggressive context; infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, ethno-cultural slurs, and vulgar expressions, some in an aggressive context
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence, some in a domestic context – some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity – no nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and illegal and prescription drug use in a recreational context – some detail

Thematic elements

  • Family dynamics
  • Coping with trauma
  • Navigating adolescence

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language, detailed substance use, and some violence

Classification date

October 17, 2019