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(1983)

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Sex & Nudity

  • There is a frank conversation where the teen daughter asks her mom about the birds and the bees.
  • Tom and Carol lie in bed together (not portrayed in a sexual manner) and embrace each other as Carol begins to suffer from a panic attack. Seven year old Lukas Haas is nude (frontal and rear) in a brief bathing scene.

Violence & Gore

  • Although there is very little to no actual violence, the film deals with mature thematic material that may disturb some viewers, involving the literal and psychological destruction of a population. Some disturbing elements include but are not limited to: the deaths of the children of Carol; the death of the father of Hiroshi; the mystery behind the actual state of Tom; the death of a newborn due to radiation poisoning.

Profanity

  • Profanity is infrequent and includes a few instances of the use of the words : "d**n", "h**l" and "g*d d**n".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This film portrays life after nuclear fallout. It's difficult to watch and might trigger some viewers with its realistic and brutal depiction of a slowly-dying society.
  • There are two scenes in particular which some viewers may find intense and include: when the nuclear bomb is dropped we see a bright, blinding light fill the screen; when Carol walks down the street she finds a large pile of bodies being burned.

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