The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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Sex & Nudity


A woman is shown topless several times throughout the movie. Completely non-sexual.

A man and a woman kiss passionately and are seen in bed together in the morning. It is said later that they had sex.

Several mild sexual references throughout the movie.

Violence & Gore


Two gunfights with lots of shooting and explosions.

A man is shot in the neck and dies, some blood is shown.

A teenager is shot in the shoulder, but he is fine. A little bit of blood is seen through the bandage.

A man is seen in the water with a pool of blood around him, he is fine but he says that his friend was eaten by a shark.

Men become bruised and bloodied from fights, nothing explicit.



Many uses of fuck, as well as some other mild profanities.


Men and women drink at parties.

A man is shown smoking marijuana a few times.

A pregnant woman is shown taking a drink, and is immediately chastized.


The ship is taken over and the crew is held hostage, some might find this scene intense.

Some of the fights might be intense for younger viewers.

Total: 24/50, this film is appropriate for children 15 or older. Younger children will probably be afraid of the violence and will not understand the drug use.

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for violence, language, some drug use, sexuality and brief nudity.

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Rated R for language, some drug use, violence and partial nudity

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