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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elements

Sex & Nudity

  • A married woman has an affair with another man.
  • A man accompanies a woman home and they engage in intercourse. Very little is actually shown, most is implied.
  • Burlesque style sexual choreography in songs.
  • Most of the songs have burlesque (raunchy) lyrics, but these are non-explicit.
  • Costumes true to the genre are risqué.
  • A woman is seen in the background changing with no shirt on. Her bare back is shown but no nudity. It is implied that she bribed a man through this.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman shoots a man and two women in a bedroom, the camera cuts away with every shot, but we later see the dead bodies with very little blood.
  • Six different women talk about how they murdered their husbands and boyfriends. These include stabbings, shootings, and a poisoning. A woman sings in Hungarian (without subtitles) about a beheading. These are non-explicit descriptions but are acted out by the women.


  • 7 uses of shit
  • The word shit, ass, goddamn, damn are used several times as are terms like floozy, whore, slut. Some moderate to strong sexual references scattered throughout.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Many characters smoke and drink, (sometimes to excess), just as one might expect in a movie set in the nightclub scene of the 1920s.
  • Drugs are mentioned a couple of times.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene involving the ventriloquist dummies may frighten some audiences. This scene also has Roxie portrayed as a dummy. Her makeup and facial expressions may be considered frightening
  • The first murder and the execution can be intense and disturbing.


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

Violence & Gore

  • A man runs into a woman's knife. He runs into her knife ten times. (This isn't an episode shown but the lyrics of a song.)
  • A man and woman struggle. he hits and pushes her. After she falls to the floor she reaches for a gun and shoots him three times. We see a flash bulb image of the victim with blood on his shirt and mouth.
  • A woman hides a gun and washes some blood off of her hands.
  • A person walks to a gallows to be executed by hanging. the rope is put around the neck. We see the trap door opens and the person falls; then we see the body from the chest down swinging at the end of the rope.
  • A woman shoots a man; we do not see the actual shooting but see the aftermath with him lying on stairs with blood dripping from his head.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Roxie's version of 'Nowadays' can be emotional

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