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Parents Guide for
Memento (2000) More at IMDbPro »

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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

A man hires a prostitute, but not for sexual reasons (viewers will see why in the movie).

As a man runs out of a shower, his buttocks are briefly visible.

Violence & Gore

The first scene of the film depicts a reversed shooting, with a stream of blood oozing backwards, blood shown on the walls and floor, and then the shot itself off-screen.

Two men fight; there is some shoving and tackling, then the second man is knocked out with a bottle.

A man slaps and punches a woman after she makes a remark about his dead wife.

A presumed rape is stopped and the presumed rapist is shot. He is then bludgeoned by another attacker; he falls to the ground and blood pools under his head.

A character is injected with an overdose of insulin.


Approximately 70 F-bombs, two uses of "whore," and one use of "cunt" (both of the latter said to irritate the protagonist).

Because of the fast-moving (and for some, convoluted) story, much of the language goes by very quickly and doesn't stand out much.

We see a woman snort something not known to the viewer; it is most likely cocaine.

As aforementioned, we see the before and after of a recklessly-motivated beating; also, the aftermath of a bloody killing is seen.

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Rated R for violence, language and some drug content
Argentina:13 / Australia:MA / Brazil:16 / Canada:14A / Chile:14 / Finland:K-15 / France:U / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:14 / Ireland:18 (original rating) / Ireland:15 (re-rating) / Japan:PG-12 / Mexico:B / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / Singapore:PG (censored version) / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Spain:16 (re-rating) / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #37211)

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