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

Sex & Nudity

  • Prostitution runs as a clear theme from the start of the film (it being set in the roaring twenties).
  • As a man is walking past rooms in a mansion, there is brief thumping and one possible moan coming from one of the rooms behind closed doors.
  • A man is seen stroking a woman who is lying next to him in bed, she is in a slip, but we don't know what happens as there is nothing explicit
  • 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 as they have sex; he kisses her neck, the camera pans to various angles of their bodies covered by bedsheets. The scene is underscored, we hear no sounds from them.
  • A man kisses a woman and pushes her down onto a bed. He kisses her neck as he pulls her dress straps down and kisses down her neck and arms. The scene cuts away.

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.
  • 2 uses of damn, 3 uses of goddamn, 1 use of hell, bastard, whore, and 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.


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Violence & Gore

  • A man is shot in the back. You see it front on. Blood is seen pouring from the wound. He then falls back into the swimming pool behind him.
  • 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 off-screen but, we see his dead body bleeding from the head briefly.
  • We later see the woman dead after she is struck by a car; we see her body hit the windshield and she is sent flying. She has a bloody wound on her cleavage and her mouth is bloody.
  • A man shoots another man to death and then commits suicide. The shots are not shown but implied, creating an emotional end to the movie.

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