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Rated R for language and some drug references.

Some mild-moderate innuendo, often in the form of lyrics.

Suggestive scene involving tight trousers.

A pickle is found in someone's pants.

Several references, nothing graphic or extremely explicit.

Verbal description of a fairly sexual album cover.

A man smashes up a room with a baseball bat, in a short scene. Plenty of verbal arguments.

36 F-words, mainly in the latter half of the movie, as well as other milder profanity.

A good amount of casual smoking and drinking. The film depicts rock stars of the 70s-80s and has an appropriatte level of substance abuse for the setting.

Derek smokes a pipe throughout the film.

Australia:M / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-8 / France:Tous publics / Iceland:L / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 (TV rating) / UK:15 / USA:R (#27121) / West Germany:12

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