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14A(14A) Coarse Language


Drama. In 1996 South Carolina, a young man (Garrett Hedlund) involved in the opening of a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan falls in love with a woman (Andrea Riseborough) who doesn't share his racist views.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context, sometimes in an aggressive context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, ethno-cultural slurs, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of sexual slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence - some blood, little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions in an assault context - no nudity, some detail

Thematic elements

  • Redemption
  • Racism
  • Forgiveness and kindness

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and violence

Classification date

March 20, 2020