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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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Sex & Nudity


Drawings of nude women are seen. Some are partial, while others include full frontal nudity.

A woman poses nude for an artist. Her bare breasts and butt can be seen intermittently as she disrobes and poses for the drawing.

The main deuterogamists kiss passionately throughout.

The man and woman get into a car and proceed to have sex. Her hand slams against the window of the vehicle and we see him lying on top of her. It is obvious they are nude, although, nothing inappropriate is shown. The man kisses her once, and in response, she kisses his temple. He lay his head down on her chest as she holds and strokes him.

Violence & Gore


Throughout the two hour sinking sequence, people are shown being killed in a variety of ways; They are seen drowning, being crushed, jumping from great heights, freezing to death, and being electrocuted. When the ship splits in half, hundreds of people underneath it are crushed. Various people are shown preparing to die, including a mother and two young children sleeping, and an elderly couple lying in bed. None of these deaths are shown graphically; However, they are very disturbing and realistic.

A boat rows its way through hundreds of frozen bodies. We see many bodies, including a mother holding her baby. This scene is very disturbing and upsetting.

A man is shot at and falls out of sight and another man is shot in the chest in front of a large crowd. He falls to the ground and long trail of blood runs down the deck from under him. The shooter then shoots himself in the head and his body falls into the water, however the camera cuts to another angle just after the shot so no blood can be seen.

Several people are punched in the face, one resulting in a bloody nose.

A man angrily flips a table over and threatens his young fiance. Later in the film, he slaps her in the face.


Strong and somewhat mild language found in the English vocabulary.


Cigarettes are smoked throughout the film.

Passengers are seen drinking wine, beer, and whiskey.

A third class party shows many people either drunk or drinking beer.

A man can be seen taking a swig of whiskey while the ship is sinking.


The sinking sequence lasts over an hour and is very intense and disturbing. Many people are shown being killed in various ways. Passengers, including the main characters, are constantly shown in peril and hundreds of frozen dead bodies are seen floating in the water afterwards. Throughout the second half of the film, there is also a very strong emotional intensity.

Other intense scenes include a woman considering committing suicide by jumping from the back of the ship, the ship hitting the iceberg, and the abusive relationship between a man and his fiance.

Suggested rating description: PG-13 for disturbing, prolonged peril involving a disaster, violence and language; nudity and some sexuality.

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Rated PG-13 for disaster related peril and violence, nudity, sensuality and brief language
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Belgium:KT / Brazil:12 (also 3D version) / Brazil:Livre (edited TV version) / Canada:PG (Alberta/Ontario) / Canada:14A (British Columbia) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Chile:TE / Finland:K-11 / France:U / Germany:12 (w) / Greece:K-13 / Hong Kong:IIA / Iceland:12 / Iceland:10 (2012 re-rating) / India:UA / Ireland:12 / Israel:PG / Italy:T / Japan:G (3D version) / Mexico:A / Netherlands:12 / Norway:15 (original rating) / Norway:11 (re-rating) (2012) / Peru:PT / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / Singapore:PG (cut) / Singapore:PG13 (edited 3D version) / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) / UK:12 / USA:PG-13

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