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14A(14A) Coarse Language


American Sign Language/English-language Drama. A metal drummer and recovering addict (Riz Ahmed) loses his hearing and enters a program for deaf addicts.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing
  • Infrequent artistic representations of breasts and female frontal nudity in a non-sexual context - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Grief and loss
  • Adapting to change
  • Communication and connection

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent coarse language

Classification date

October 09, 2020