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(I) (2004)

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Certification

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements
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Sex & Nudity

  • There is a brief flash of breast nudity when a woman gets up from bed. It is implied that she and Ray had sex.
  • There is much implied sex with multiple partners, as is displayed in a montage of many women coming over to Ray's house for sex.

Violence & Gore

  • Two characters get into a fistfight (no blood).
  • A character drowns.

Profanity

  • Nigger is said at least 3 times
  • 1 use of "shit", one slang term for male genitals ("big thunder"), 26 uses "damn", 19 uses of "hell", 15 uses of "ass", 3 uses of "son of a bitch", and 9 uses of "goddamn".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Marijuana is smoked by Ray and other characters.
  • Ray is shown having multiple muscle spasms while he is in Rehab. This because he hasn't done heroin in a long time.
  • Cigarettes are smoked frequently and alcohol is consumed casually.
  • Ray Charles is addicted to heroin. His addiction lasts for years, threatening to tear him limb from limb before he wrestles it to the ground. Both sides of his drug use are presented: the highs he becomes enslaved to begin as enjoyable moments to be shared with bandmates. They quickly turn poisonous and destructive.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are frequent flashbacks to the drowning of a certain character, which are rather intense.

Spoilers

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Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Ray is an addicted and he gets treatment to beat his addiction.

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