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MPAA Rated R for some language

Sex & Nudity

  • Two brothers have a conversation about whether the term "Rosebud" refers to Marion Davies' genitalia.
  • A woman is seen in a skimpy dress, but this scene is brief and cannot be seen clearly as the film is in black and white.
  • A secretary is shown partially nude taking dictation topless wearing pasties in an office full of men. She is writing down so it's hard to see
  • One man asks another if he's been laid
  • A woman recalls to her husband a time she had to sit in a lobby with "hookers running up and down the stairs". Later she refers to having "good nights" with her husband.

Violence & Gore

  • Mank is involved in a car accident which breaks his leg; only the aftermath of the crash is seen


  • 5 uses of "fuck" are used throughout the course of the film.
  • Some rough language.
  • 3 of the F words are used in one scene
  • 3 uses of hell

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Cigarettes, cigars, and pipes are smoked frequently.
  • Mank drinks to excess frequently.
  • Reference is made to the drug Seconal and its sedative effects.
  • The drinking and drunken behavior (usually by Mank) is meant to reflect the era.
  • The main character is alcoholic and is shown drinking or drunk frequently.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are heated arguments throughout.


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

Violence & Gore

  • Someone dies by suicide with a handgun; this is only shown by a flash through the window of a building.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • One of the characters commits suicide when he discovers he has Parkinson's disease, he hands the bullets from the gun to the other man, but his wife tells him he owns more bullets, you can see the flash in the window, a gunshot is also heard.

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