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14A(14A) Violence, Substance Abuse


Horror/Comedy. A man (Chris Sharp) accepts a random party invitation only to discover that a cabal of artists (Stacy Rock, Macon Blair, Paul Goldblatt, William Lacey) intend to murder him for the sake of art.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, scatological slang, vulgar expressions, sexual references, and ethno-cultural, sexual, and developmental slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - much blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - no nudity, little detail
  • Infrequent breast nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and illegal substance use - some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Perspectives on modern art
  • Power and control
  • Interpersonal dynamics

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence, substance abuse, and coarse language

Classification date

March 16, 2020