Documentary. An account of the history of the American psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead, using a combination of interviews, recordings, and archival footage.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of profanity and scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent depictions of hand-to-hand and weapons violence in a documentary context
  • Frequent breast, buttock, and male genital nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Pervasive depictions of and references to illegal substance use in a documentary context; frequent portrayals of smoking, alcohol use, and cannabis use in a documentary context

Thematic elements

  • The history of American psychedelic rock
  • The American counterculture
  • The impact of the Grateful Dead on American society

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and substance use

Classification date

February 04, 2020