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14A(14A) Sexual Content, Coarse Language


Drama/Romance. Based on the novel by Anna Todd. While working as an intern at a publishing house, a young woman (Josephine Langford) reunites with her troubled, former boyfriend (Hero Fiennes Tiffin).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, sexual slurs, and vulgar expressions.
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence - little blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of sexual activity - buttock nudity, some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and cannabis use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Navigating relationships
  • Coping with trauma
  • Honesty and forgiveness

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and sexual content

Classification date

August 19, 2020