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Full frontal nudity with moderate detail is depicted, but justified by context and not excessive.

The film contains several scenes that depict full frontal and rear nudity.

The sequence of full frontal nudity occurs during a scene depicting an art exhibition where several nude women are seen dancing or lying on their sides as exhibition pieces. Details of breasts and genitalia are visible in this scene, but genitalia is never shown in close-up.

Accordingly, these scenes would be more appropriate for an older audience.

The film contains some scenes of violence, mainly involving depictions of a family that gets tormented by a group of road bullies and harassed constantly before they are kidnapped.

In these scenes, the women in the family are also shown to be subjected to sexual harassment.


There is also a brief scene where sexual violence is implied.

In the scene, a man is seen restraining a screaming woman, but no sexual activity is portrayed.

The film contains utterances of the expletive "f**k", as well as some milder language such as the terms "damn", "shit", "bitch", "bastard", "asshole" and "hell".

'Nocturnal Animals' is a psychological thriller that revolves around Susan Morrow, an art gallery owner who lives a lavish but unhappy life. When her ex-husband sends her a draft of his latest novel, Susan is drawn into the story and begins to question the decisions she made in the past.


Official MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language

Rated R for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language

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