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Legends of the Fall
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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

7/10 Tristan asks his younger brother if he is going to "f*ck her" meaning his fiance, and the brother seems embarrassed at first. Then he says that they are not going to wait for marriage to have sex. He expresses his concern for not doing it adequately, and Tristan reassures him that he will do fine.

Tristan ends up making love to the fiance when his brother does not make it out of the war alive. This scene shows lots of skin, and several glimpses of breasts and backsides. It's graphic mainly from facial expressions and positions.

There is a moment where Tristan and the fiance of his younger brother are in the water. It is implied that they are naked.

There is a scene of Tristan and his wife in bed. Her breasts can be seen.

Violence & Gore

7/10 The movie starts out with a young Tristan fighting a bear and he cuts off its finger. The bear wounds him, but nothing is shown. Later, you see Tristan grown up, very accustomed to violence and killing. He hunts and brings home dead animals and at one point you see a graphic scene where someone pulls the heart out of an animal. Tristan's brother gets tangled in barbed wire and is shot to death with a machine gun in front of Tristan, and there is blood pouring from multiple shot wounds. Tristan cuts out his brother's heart and later you see him unwrapping it from cloth. He sends it home to his father, who buries it. In revenge of his brother's death, Tristan sneaks up on the German men and slits their throats. Then he scalps them. This is not shown, but you hear it and then he holds them up, bloody. He is discharged from the army for this. Tristan has to shoot a cow that is tangled up in barbed wire, though it unsettles him because it reminds him of his brother. Tristan's wife is accidentally shot, and it's a disturbing moment. The man beats Tristan when he goes crazy for it. To get revenge, Tristan shoves the man who shot her into a pitchfork and you see the prongs through his chest. He spits out blood before dying. A bartender refuses to serve an Indian in his bar, so Tristan beats him up, forcing him to serve him. A woman who was in love with Tristan shoots herself. You don't see the actual shooting, but you see her preparing for it. She cuts away the hair from her forehead and holds the gun with a trembling hand. It cuts away to an empty foyer and you hear the shot. Besides these acts of violence, there is also multiple warring scenes and shootings.


6/10 3 uses of the F-bomb Many 'damns' and 'God damn its' The family mainly consists of men, who all use rough language. 'Screw' and 'ass' are also used.

2/10 There is drinking and drunken behavior.

Parents need to know that this film features sexual material (including a sex scene), and language. There is violence throughout the film, including some shootings, fights, an impaling, and an implied suicide. Most of the violent acts are motivated by revenge. This is not a film for children or even young teenagers.

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Rated R for violence, and for some sexuality and language

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