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Sex & Nudity


Update: Two people (at the start of the film) are called "sl#t-bags". - Ultrademon Warrior

A great deal of sexual innuendo and references, pertaining to STDs, body parts, sexual confusion, etc.

Suggestive dancing.

One oversexed Bella is particularly fond of running her hands over her breasts and toward her crotch, but she's far from the only one guilty of suggestively touching or gesturing to certain areas of their bodies.

Amy, during one dance number, rips open her shirt to reveal the undergarment beneath.

Lyrics, too, can stray particularly during one "riff-off" where contestants are asked to sing songs explicitly about sex.

Beca is solicited for the group while taking a shower. During this scene, a naked young male compliments her on her voice.

We see shoulders and backs; we hear discussion about covering "junk."

A woman's nipples (comically enlarged) are visible under her shirt.

We see girls in bikinis and guys in Speedo-style shorts.

One of the Bellas is a stereotypical lesbian who sometimes ogles or inappropriately touches her fellow singers.

Young men are shown shirtless in a hot tub.

Beca is given a rape whistle when she arrives on campus. She is told "don't blow it unless it's actually happening."

A female announcer says of an all-female a cappella group, "Those girls could turn me."

A female announcer says she needs to excuse herself to "freshen up the downtown," and the male announcer asks, "Can I help?"

Violence & Gore


After a competition, one quartet challenges rival singers to a fight. When they skirmish, Beca gets involved and hits somebody in the face. Her victim begs for more, and then is kicked in the crotch by Fat Amy and threatened with a violent act involving a trophy and his nether regions. (Again, the guy seems to like the idea.)

The trophy breaks apart in the struggle; part of it crashes through a window.



3 partially said F-words

A half-dozen or more uses of "shit"

A group sings "F U Very Much."

A group listens to Nicki Minaj's "Starship", and the song says "higher than a motherfucker" three times; however the audio in the song is cut so that the swearing is not heard.

A variety of other curses include "ass", "bitch", "damn", and "hell".

Someone flips a middle finger.

A "toner" represents a "musical boner"

Someone says "I can see your toner through those jeans!" The other girl replies, "that's my dick!"


One of the a cappella groups is known as The High Notes. They're unmotivated and lounge a lot.

A member is tossed from a sing-off after blanking out during a song deemed an example of the "negative side effects of medicinal marijuana."

Young adults get drunk at a party, many of them presumably underage. "I'm not drunk," Jesse insists to Beca. "You're just blurry." He then staggers to get Beca something to drink too.

A reference made to crystal meth.


Aubrey is prone to projectile vomiting. She does so during a critical performance (a scene replayed on YouTube) and does so again during a tense standoff, spewing everywhere in a rehearsal room. The vomit is so thick that one Bella begins making "snow angels" in it.

24/50 - Recommended for 12+

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and drug references

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