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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Raymond hears Charlie and his girlfriend having sex for around 40 seconds. Raymond walks in on them and they suddenly stop. Nothing explicit.

Charlie's girlfriend gets out of the bath and her breasts are visible for 5 seconds.

In one scene when Charlie is being very quiet, his girlfriend tries to get him to start talking and says, "Consider it foreplay."

A hooker tries to proposition Raymond, but it doesn't happen.


Raymond, who's autistic, often hits himself (and screams) when he's terrified.

Charlie grabs Raymond by the back of his neck and pulls, while insulting him.

A redneck gets out of his truck and begins pushing Raymond.


20 F Words

12 uses of 'bitch.'

8 uses of 'ass' and 'shit.'

3 uses of 'piss.' Chr*st's sake


Occasional smoking.


The movie mostly focuses on a man with an advanced form of autism, known as Savant Syndrome.

Charlie kidnaps his brother Raymond. Charlie is often abusive (physically and verbally) towards Raymond and takes advantage of Raymond for his own benefit. Some of the scenes can be disturbing and upsetting to many.

There are scenes where Ray begins to hit himself and scream horribly in terror. When he is forced to board a plane and when he burns food.

Rated R for Language and Some Sexual Content

Suggested BBFC Rating: 15 for strong language, moderate sex and brief nudity.

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content.

Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PG (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Chile:14 / Finland:K-12 / Iceland:L / Ireland:15 / Japan:G (2009) / New Zealand:PG / Norway:10 (original rating) / Norway:11 (re-rating) / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:12 / Sweden:11 / UK:15 / USA:R (No. 29501) / West Germany:12

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