14A(14A)

Synopsis

Drama. Based on the novel by Susan Choi. In the 1970s, an underground political activist (Hong Chau) agrees to help members of a terrorist organization (John Gallager Jr., Lola Kirke) and a kidnapped heiress (Sarah Gadon).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent use of sexual language - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence - little blood, no detail
  • Brief buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in recreational and historical contexts

Thematic elements

  • Group dynamics
  • Accountability and complicity
  • Power and control

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and coarse language

Classification date

January 23, 2020