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14A(14A) Disturbing Content, Nudity, Violence


Dir: Ari Aster. Comedy/Horror/Drama. After the death of his overbearing mother (Zoe Lister-Jones, Patti Lupone), a troubled man (Joaquin Phoenix) attempts to get home in time for her funeral.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, sexual slurs, and vulgar expressions, some in an aggressive context
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and wound detail
  • Frequent portrayals of nightmarish imagery
  • Infrequent breast, buttock, and male genital nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - breast, buttock, and male genital nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and cannabis use in a recreational context
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - no blood, some detail

Thematic elements

  • Mother/son bonds
  • Perception and reality
  • Self-esteem

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language, sexual content, nudity, violence and disturbing content

Classification date

April 13, 2023

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