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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


Nude drawings of several women can be seen. Illustrated breasts, genitals and pubic hair can be seen. These drawings are seen for about a minute.

A 17 year old girl asks a young man to draw her nude. She wears a sheer robe that shows her veiled breasts and pubic region. She then drops her robe, revealing most of her breasts, her shadowed pubic region and her bare buttocks. As she lies down on a couch and her breasts can be seen (the nipple of one is obscured). Nudity can be seen for about 20 seconds. Nudity can be seen on the drawing in many shots as well.

It is implied that a 17 year old girl and a young man are having sex in a car. The womans hand suddenly slams up against the window in apparent ecstasy, and they are shown lying on top of each other, panting and sweating. The scene lasts for a little under a minute.

Some passionate kisses.

Violence & Gore


Throughout the 1hr+ sinking sequence, people are shown being killed in a variety of ways. People 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.



At least 1 F-word, 1 obscene hand gesture used by a teen girl, 13 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 24 mild obscenities, 8 religious profanities, 25 religious exclamations.

Name-calling (moron, gutter rat, undertaker of a man servant, no picnic, spoiled little brat, almost pass for a gentleman, vulgar, boyo, rude, uncouth, presumptuous, annoying, crazy, filth, poor little rich girl, moron, liar, far too difficult to impress, look a fright, stupid, limey, out of your mind.)

Exclamations (shut that hole in your face, bullocks, bugger me, shut up, blimey, bloody)


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.

TOTAL: 29/50

This film (based on a true story) is very strong in terms of sentimental scenes and disaster violence. It also contains scenes of a sexual nature. May be suitable for 12 or older. 12+

Suggested MPAA Rating- PG-13 for an extended sequence of disaster violence and peril, some nudity, sexual content, emotional intensity and brief strong language.

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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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