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Sex & Nudity

The foreman sexually harasses Fantine.

The song "Lovely Ladies" consists of sexualized lyrics, about sailors "poking" women and "dropping their anchors". About twenty or so prostitutes are shown dancing provocatively, shaking their backsides and torsos (clothed) and cupping their breasts, partially exposed by a lot of cleavage.

Fantine eventually sells herself as a prostitute, and there is a brief scene of her and a male customer having sex. The actual sexual activity is only on-screen for a few seconds and contains no nudity.

In the "Master of the House" song, a female prostitute is briefly depicted atop a man (dressed as Santa Claus), thrusting forward as a man below the bed steals the man's money. The couple are completely clothed. Then you hear her saying "Oh Santa!"

A woman makes a joke about her husband's love-making abilities while sitting on the lap of another man (and stealing his money.)

Eponine is briefly seen in underwear, wrapping her breasts tightly with cloth to pass as a man. Non-sexual.

Fantine is seen in undergarments as well (a nightgown) with some cleavage showing. Marius and Cosette kiss passionately.

Violence & Gore

A gunfight between a small band of revolutionaries and soldiers of the king takes place in the streets. Cannons and rifles are fired; scenery and people are blasted by the explosions. People are stabbed and slashed by swords and bayonets. Some wounds are seen, involving a moderate amount of blood, which is eventually shown running in the gutter. Enjolras and a companion are shot by a firing squad, and Enjolras falls out a window and hanging on the balcony by his foot, with some blood on his shirt

Gavroche is shot several times in the chest, and so is Eponine at extremely close range. We don't see blood on Gavroche, but his eyes are wide open. We see some blood on Eponine, and she dies in another man's arms .

Jean Valjean is beaten several times by fists, feet, and wooden clubs, each time hard, sometimes drawing blood. Fantine scratches a man's face, drawing blood as well. She also has her tooth removed and some blood is shown in the aftermath.

During "The Confrontation", Javert engages Valjean in a sword fight. Several characters are seen ill and dying.

In "Master of the House", a man is humorously punched in the face, and several people party while drunk, tumbling down a flight of stairs. Thnardier and his wife make meat pies out of hats, cat tails and other objects. In a scene played for laughs, they are shown grinding the meat and cutting off a cat's tail. They also bifurcate a living rat, with some gore showing.

Javert commits suicide by jumping off of a bridge into the river. His body hits a stone partition, accentuated by the accompanying sound effect.

Fantine is in a hospital bed with bloodstained bed sheets (implied to be a result from tuberculosis), grows delirious and sees visions, then dies with eyes open. Valjean closes her eyes and mourns over her. It can be pretty emotional because her vision is about her daughter .

Some child abuse is present.

In one scene, there is a lot of blood seen on the street.


One "shit". One or two uses each of "hell," "ass", "pissed", "bitch" and "bastard". Jesus' name is misused a half-dozen times, most often by the innkeeper. God's also comes up as exclamatory.

Fantine drinks from a vial (most likely painkiller for having her tooth extracted), several men are shown unconscious from alcohol and one man is shown lapping up alcohol from a bowl, and the "Master of the House" song shows many people dancing and partying drunk.

A man smokes a pipe, and several men smoke pipes in drinking establishment scenes and in a meeting room.

Very emotional scenes throughout.

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements

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