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MPAA Rated PG-13 for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking

Sex & Nudity

  • First scene with Benjamin at brothel hes upstairs in room with a woman having sex covered with sheet but you can clearly see the thrusting and they are both moaning and breathing heavily and she says she cant do it anymore and needs a break.
  • In Russia, Benjamin begins an adulterous relationship with a married woman. We see them talk late at night having tea. They are both in nightgowns, kissing at her door and going inside (sex implied).
  • Daisy's ballet show consists of dancers in revealing, tight costumes, dancing sensually.
  • When Benjamin goes to talk with Daisy after her dance performance, you can see a man without trousers speak to another woman. You can briefly see his genitals.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman's bedsheets are bloody after delivering a child and it is said that she dies.
  • Death is a common theme of the movie and it is implied that old people die regularly in an old age home.
  • A man talks about being struck by lightning 7 times. In a humorous way, we see each strike.


  • Two uses of "fuck" (one said by a child), five uses of "shit", and some lighter profanity (such as "dick"). There's also a slur aimed at people of Japanese descent.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A woman is seen smoking in a restaurant.
  • A woman is seen smoking in a hospital.
  • Various alcoholic references. Benjamin gets drunk and vomits all over the floor

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Death is a big part of the movie.
  • There is a brief war scene that is very intense and results with the death of many sailors.
  • One character is hit by a car.
  • When the hurricane in the end gets really bad and may upset some viewers.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • Benjamin, on his first voyage with Captain Mike, goes to a brothel. We see several prostitutes standing around in lingerie, staring down at Benjamin and other men. Its implied he becomes a regular at the brothel.
  • Benjamin and Daisy begin a passionate relationship that lasts for many years, although they never marry. They are seen kissing and lowering onto a bed.

Violence & Gore

  • Captain Mike's tugboat comes under fire during WWII. We see dead bodies float in the water, and the tugboat violently crashes into the ship. We see Mike with several bloody bullet holes through his torso
  • Daisy falls down a flight of stairs while pregnant, and we see blood near her open legs. She is hit by a car years earlier, and we see her lying motionless in the street, and we see her bruised body in a hospital (she doesn't die)

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A main character as a baby dies on screen (just closes eyes). This could upset younger audiences.

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