COVID-19 response: Movie theatres must close

Effective December 13, 2020 some businesses are required to close, reduce capacity or limit their in-person access. This includes movie theatres. These mandatory restrictions apply provincewide and will remain in place until further notice.

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14A(14A) Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter


Dir: Viggo Mortensen. Drama. When his overbearing father (Lance Henriksen) becomes unable to take care of himself on the family ranch, a gay man (Viggo Mortensen) invites him to Califrnia to stay with him, his partner (Terry Chen), and their daughter (Gabby Velis).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, ethno-cultural slurs, sexual slurs, and vulgar expressions, often in an aggressive context
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun and hand-to-hand violence, some in a hunting context - some blood and detail
  • Frequent references to sexual activity; infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - breast nudity, some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Father/son dynamics
  • Reconciling the past
  • Coping with loss

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language, sexual content, and mature subject matter

Classification date

December 18, 2020