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14A(14A) Brutal Violence, Coarse Language


Drama. In 1969, a former television star (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) try to maintain their careers amidst social change in Los Angeles.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in an aggressive or sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and profanity; infrequent use of vulgar expressions and sexual language
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some involving animals – blood and brutal detail
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in recreational and historical contexts; infrequent portrayals of cannabis and illegal substance use in recreational and historical contexts – little detail

Thematic elements

  • Coping with change
  • The Manson Family murders
  • Navigating Hollywood

Classification rationale

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

Classification date

October 22, 2019