The Little Things (2021) Poster

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MPAA Rated R for violent/disturbing images, language and full nudity

Sex & Nudity

  • A man grabs another man by the crotch and declares the second man has an erection.
  • A policeman tells a man to spread his legs (for a weapons search) and the man replies "I thought you'd never ask."
  • Near the beginning of the movie the cops report to a scene. The power is out in the building. As soon as power comes on, many shots, with one close up, of a dead naked female body is shown.
  • Brief flashes of nudity that are nonsexual
  • Photos of many nude female dead victims are shown.
  • Scene near the end of the movie with upper female nudity of a corpse lying on an autopsy table.
  • Fully naked female corpses are found & examined but are shown VERY briefly and are easy to miss
  • Several scenes of naked female dead bodies, a few of them show the top of the body clearly.

Violence & Gore

  • Several grisly aftermaths of murder scenes.
  • Lethal violence, with blood from wounds shown, due to the victims having been undressed.


  • 7 uses of "fuck (2 hard to hear)," "three uses of "shit," three uses of "son of a bitch," four uses of "balls," one use each of "arse" and "piss."
  • One use of "Jesus" as profanity.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Two characters talk in a bar, one is seen drinking a beer.
  • Periodic smoking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Intense interrogation scenes throughout
  • The movie has a rather dark bad bleak tone throughout.
  • Flashes of full frontal nude woman who are covered in blood.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • When Jared Leto's character is in custody, he is shown many nude photos of dead female victims from the crime scene.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is struck across the face with a shovel, killing him.
  • A semi-clad woman is shot dead by a policeman.

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