The Great Gatsby (2013) Poster

Parents Guide

Add to guide
Showing all 20 items


MPAA Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language

Sex & Nudity

  • Some sexual terms (d--k, ass, etc.) appear on the soundtrack, some of which may be heard in the background of scenes in the movie.
  • Some women performing in front of a group are seen twerking
  • As a man is walking past rooms in a mansion, thumping is briefly heard coming from one of the rooms behind closed doors (sex is implied).
  • A man is seen stroking a woman who is lying next to him in bed; she is in a slip. Nothing beyond that is seen.
  • There is talk about a man having an affair (which is one of the main themes in the beginning), subsequently the woman is shown giving a kiss to a man later.
  • Some women are seen wearing outfits which expose some of their stomach and part of their legs in some scenes.
  • A man lies on top of a woman (no graphic nudity); he kisses her neck, the camera pans to their bodies covered by bedsheets.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is briefly beaten outside Gatsby's home with only two or three punches being thrown.
  • A man yells at his wife, pressing her against a window and we see a cut on her forehead.
  • A man hits a woman in slow motion. It is implied that her nose is broken.
  • A fight breaks out at a party. A man punches another during this sequence.
  • A man loses his temper and knocks over some things. This part a little scary since he is yelling very loud.


  • 1 use of bastard, 2 uses of damn, 3 uses of goddamn, 1 use of hell, 1 use of whore, 1 use of son of a bitch, and 1 use of kike.
  • Son of a bitch is used once.
  • Ni**a is used once, but in song and it's hard to hear

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Many people are shown drinking and smoking possibly to excess in some scenes. The film takes place following the end of Prohibition, so drunkenness is prevalent throughout the movie. One character is treated for being "morbid alcoholism."
  • A woman gives a man a nerve pill which he washes down with alcohol. It is implied the mixture of the pill and the excess of alcohol following the scene induces an extreme high.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The ending scene may be intense.


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

Violence & Gore

  • Jay Gatsby is shot in the chest and bleeds out in the pool with blood covering some area. The man who shot Gatsby shoots himself offscreen but, we see his dead body later, with some blood around his head.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A woman's body hits the windshield of a car and she is sent flying. She is later shown with some blood on her chest and mouth.

See also

Taglines | Plot Summary | Synopsis | Plot Keywords

Recently Viewed