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18A(18A)

Synopsis

Dir: David Lynch. Mystery/Drama. After an anonymous person sends video tapes of him and his wife (Patricia Arquette) sleeping, a jazz musician (Bill Pullman) is arrested for a brutal murder he has no knowledge of.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence, some in a sexual context - no nudity, some blood and detail
  • Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of sexual activity - breast and buttock nudity, some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Appearance versus reality
  • Desire

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for sexual violence and sexual content

Classification date

June 23, 2022

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