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14A(14A) Substance Abuse, Sexual Content


Dir: Matt Bissonnette. Drama. A poetry professor (Gabriel Byrne) who drinks heavily begins to have hallucinations, and is diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of profanity and scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of detailed sexual activity - breast, buttock, and female frontal nudity
  • Frequent, detailed portrayals of illegal substance abuse and alcohol abuse; frequent portrayals of smoking in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Parent-child bonds
  • The complexities of relationships
  • Reconciling the past

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for sexual content and substance abuse

Classification date

December 18, 2020