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14A(14A)

Synopsis

Dir: David Siev. Documentary. An intimate portrait of an Asian-American family trying to keep their restaurant afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic and amid rising tensions in rural Michigan leading up to the 2020 election.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in an aggressive context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent depictions of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence in an archival footage context - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent depictions of injuries and corpses, some involving children - some blood and detail
  • Frequent references to and descriptions of torture, genocide, and the killing fields - some detail
  • Infrequent depictions of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Family dynamics
  • Struggle and sacrifice
  • Navigating the pandemic

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for matur subject matter and coarse language

Classification date

October 27, 2022

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