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14A(14A) Coarse Language, Violence


Drama. A New York City jeweler (Adam Sandler) places a series of high-stakes bets while he avoids his gambling addiction and the bookies that he owes (Eric Bogosian, Keith Williams Richards).

Content elements

  • Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of ethno-cultural, sexual, and developmental slurs
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references – some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence - blood and detail; infrequent portrayals of accidental injury – blood and gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity – no nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substance use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Risk and reward
  • Greed and ego
  • Chaos and escalation

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and violence

Classification date

January 08, 2020