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14A(14A) Coarse Language


Dir: John Carney. Comedy/Drama. While taking online guitar lessons from a compelling teacher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a single mother (Eve Hewson) encourages her troubled son (Orén Kinlan) to pursue his own musical interests.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, vulgar expressions, and crude sexual language
  • Infrequent references to sexual activity - some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Mother/child bonds
  • Pursuing your passion
  • The power of music

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent coarse language

Classification date

September 11, 2023

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