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14A(14A) Coarse Language


Fantasy/Drama. Based on the novel by Eden Robinson. In an effort to turn her life around, a young indigenous woman (Grace Dove) returns to her hometown and discovers how dysfunctional her family has become.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence
  • Infrequent portrayals of paranormal activity and transformations in a fantasy context - some detail
  • Infrequent references to sexual assault - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Generational trauma
  • The bonds of family
  • Coping with loss

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language

Classification date

October 15, 2020