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Biographical drama. Fictional interpretation of the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek), who overcame serious injury and a tumultuous marriage to Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina) to create strikingly personal works of art.

Content elements

  • Use of the sexual expletive in a sexual context
  • Some profanity and scatological slang
  • Portrayal of medical trauma--bloody
  • Portrayal of artist’s models—female frontal nudity
  • Several scenes of sexual activity—breasts visible

Thematic elements

  • The artistic temperament
  • Overcoming adversity
  • The nature of biography
  • Intense love relationships

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for intense medical trauma and portrayals of sexuality.

Classification date

October 17, 2002

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