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18A(18A)

Synopsis

Dir: Damien Chazelle. Drama/Comedy. A young immigrant (Diego Calva) and a young woman with stars in her eyes (Margot Robbie) find themselves in the middle of early Hollywood's debauchery and decadence.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in aggressive or sexual contexts; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural, developmental, and sexual slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence, some in a movie making context - blood and some detail; infrequent portrayals of and references to suicide - blood, no detail; infrequent portrayals of violence against animals - blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of nightmarish imagery; infrequent portrayals of corpses - some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of sexual activity, some in crude context - breast and buttock nudity, some detail; infrequent portrayals of sexual aids - little detail
  • Frequent breast, buttock, female and male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substance use in recreational and addiction contexts
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - much detail

Thematic elements

  • Excess
  • Perspectives on fame
  • The artistic temperament

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for substance abuse, sexual content, nudity, violence, and coarse language

Classification date

November 14, 2022

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