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14A(14A) Sexual Content


Drama. In 1840s England, a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) is left by her husband (James McArdle) in the care of fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang
  • Infrequent portrayals of death - no detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - breast and buttock nudity, detail
  • Infrequent buttock and male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Love and desire
  • Repression
  • Dedication to science

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for sexual content

Classification date

October 01, 2020