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Sex & Nudity

  • After Charly's intelligence has advanced past his emotional development, he creates some disturbing paintings and drawings, many of which feature nude women in artistically stylized forms.
  • There is a very mild attempted rape scene, but not much is seen

Violence & Gore


  • None, except for the use of "dick" as in a person's name.
  • Mild conflict involving the rape scene.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Charly's friends take him out for a beer.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The bits of thematic material may upset some viewers; such as Algernon's death and Charly slowly losing his IQ (involving him being followed by hallucinations of his past self).
  • The rape scene could upset some audiences


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • Algernon the mouse dies at the end.

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