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Suggested Rating: PG-13 for Mature Thematic Elements, Some Language, Occasional Violence.


There is a scene where Tom and Daisy are in bed, supposedly exchanging gifts.

Several characters are engaged in adultery.


A man slaps a woman. Her nose bleeds.

A dead seagull is seen.

A woman raps on a window so hard that her hand goes through it. She is shown sucking on her bloody hand.

A man and a woman grapple.

A woman is killed when she is struck by a hit-and run driver. This is off-screen, but we do see her dead body, graphic details about what happened, and quite a bit of blood and a dent on the car.

Towards the end of the film, a man comes into another man's house while he is alone in the pool. The intruder shoots the man five times from behind. Blood flows from the man's dead body and is seen in the water. The killer then puts the gun barrel in his mouth, a drape blows over where he stands so that the audience cannot see what is going on and a shot is heard. The gun falls in the water.

A fencing lesson.


At least three "damns", one "bastard," and one "bitch", (3) "goddamn", (1) Chr*st. Also, some young boys write the word "shit" in charcoal on a stone bench.

Despite being set in the 1920s, the main characters periodically engage in the drinking of wine, liquor, or champagne (both at Jay's parties and during small get-togethers.) Also, there is a lot of smoking, either by cigars or cigarettes.

See the Violence & Gore section for details.

Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Australia:NRC (original rating) / Brazil:14 / Finland:K-16 / France:Tous publics / Ireland:PG / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / Sweden:11 / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (video rating) / UK:12 (re-rating) (2003) / USA:PG / West Germany:16

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