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American Beauty
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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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A man fantasizes about a young woman on four occasions. In the first, she is taking off her shirt. In the second, she is naked and suspended on his ceiling. In the third, she is making out with him. In the fourth, she is taking a bath. Each time, there are rose pedals which cover nudity.

There is one sex scene, a couple have sex in a motel room. Brief and not explicit

A girl shows her breasts to a boy next door through her window, breasts are shown briefly.

A middle aged man attempts to have sex with a young woman. Her shirt and pants are removed, exposing her breasts and underwear. He then stops realising he's made a mistake.

Nothing explicit at all.

A man beats his teenage son twice. He is shown bloody and bruised afterwards.

A woman slaps her teenage daughter in the face

A man is shot in the back of the head and killed. We see his blood spatter on a wall, and a brief shot of his bloody head after he is dead.

30 uses of f*ck

many uses of shit

some uses of d*ck

the main character smokes weed on occasions as well as drinks in a few scenes.

a main character is a drug dealer


MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, language, violence and drug content
Certification:
Argentina:18 / Australia:MA15+ / Austria:14 / Brazil:14 (cinema rating) (rated by synopsis) / Brazil:16 (edited TV version) / Brazil:18 (video rating) / Canada:18A (Alberta) / Canada:14A (British Columbia) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Colombia:18 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 / Finland:K-14 (original rating) / France:12 / Germany:12 (bw) (original rating) / Germany:16 (bw) (re-rating) / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:14 (original rating) / Iceland:16 (video rating) / India:A / Ireland:18 / Israel:PG / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R-18 / Malaysia:(Banned) / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 (original rating) / Netherlands:12 (re-rating) / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Poland:15 / Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) / Singapore:R(A) / Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #36807)

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