COVID-19 response: Movie theatres allowed to reopen

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Comedy. After seeing a video of an inspiring farmer (Chris Cooper), a Democratic strategist (Steve Carell) gets involved in the mayoral election in a small town, which in turn draws the interest of his Republican rival (Rose Byrne).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • American politics
  • Money, media, and influence
  • Behind the scenes

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language

Classification date

June 18, 2020