COVID-19 response: Movie theatres allowed to reopen

Stage 2 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy began on June 12, 2020. Movie theatres are permitted to reopen if they have physical distancing requirements and other public health guidelines in place.

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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Coarse Language, Not Recommended For Young Children


Thriller/Mystery. After the death of a famous mystery writer (Christopher Plummer), a celebrated detective (Daniel Craig) is hired to find out if a member of his family (Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Don Johnson) or staff (Ana de Armas) is responsible.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of sexual language and references
  • Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence, some in a suicide context – some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis use in a recreational context
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions – some detail

Thematic elements

  • Family dynamics
  • Uncovering the truth
  • Trust, manipulation, and entitlement

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and violence

Classification date

November 13, 2019