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


Dir: Morgan Neville. Documentary. Two years after his death by suicide, the life and career of chef, traveler, and writer Anthony Bourdain is examined.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent of weapon and gun violence in hunting and butchery contexts - some blood and detail
  • Frequent references to suicide - some detail
  • Frequent depictions of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context; frequent references to illegal drug use in an addiction context

Thematic elements

  • Public versus private life
  • Perspectives on fame
  • Coping with addiction

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and mature subject matter in a genre context

Classification date

June 18, 2021

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