O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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Sex & Nudity

Sirens seduce the the three male characters, but nothing graphic is shown.

Violence & Gore

One of the protagonists throws a torch thrown by the police right back at them, landing in hay near an Armored Ammunition Vehicle, which causes the bullets and guns to set off.

A bank gets robbed.

A man is sentenced to death.

A man shots at police and cows (little blood)

A car runs over a cow

Two men get beaten by a man with a big stick, (little blood)

A man squishes a frog in his hand, killing it, then throws it away.

Pete is whipped by the sheriff's men in an attempt to find out where the other two men are. (very little blood)

A large burning crucifix falls on a crowd of KKK members, killing one in particular(off screen)

There is a fist fight between two men (unrealistic). One of the men is later hurled out of the store as a result by the propeteer.

A surge of water engulfs a house and farm land, killing several men.

Profanity

Hell is used.

Son-of-a-bitch is used throughout the movie. The word nigger is used. Damn is used regularly in the first half hour. God Damn('t) is used once in the burning barn as well as several times by various characters including Everrett, a radio executive, and Papi O'Dannel (the incumbent governor of Mississippi).

Ass is also used a few times (also the use of Smart-ass at least once).

Also, Papist is also used once (Papist is a slur towards someone who is Roman Catholic)

A woman makes a man drink from a container that could appear to contain alcohol.

Governor chews on a cigar.

A number of death threats are made but never carried out, some police brutality, most of it is in a funny way so it isnt too intense.

The KKK rally could be disturbing to some viewers.

Much of the violence, while presented in a comedic fashion, is extremely dark/warped/disturbing.

There is also an instance where the African-American guitarist discusses how he "sold his soul to the devil" in order to gain his musical abilities.

One a related note, the movie also heavily implies that the police chief is Satan himself.

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence and language
Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) / Canada:G (Québec) / Finland:K-14 / France:U / Germany:12 (f) / Iceland:12 / Malaysia:U / New Zealand:M / Norway:11 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / Sweden:11 / UK:12 / USA:TV-14 (TV rating) / USA:PG-13 (certificate #37333)

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