Anomalisa (2015) Poster


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MPAA Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language

Sex & Nudity

  • A brief scene inside a sex shop that shows an antique Japanese doll with an exposed breast.
  • A scene on which the protagonist is in the bathroom taking a shower, lasts about a couple of minutes, when leaving, his penis is visible for a few seconds.
  • There is a very prolonged and graphic sex scene.
  • Simulated sexual activity is depicted with nude clay puppets.
  • A scene where the protagonist stares out of the hotel window and sees a man(puppet) masturbating in front of a computer screen.
  • The main protagonist gives the toy to his son later, where he comments that something is being secreted out of it, and his mother says it is "just a liquid".

Violence & Gore

  • In a strange surrealistic scene, a character's face begins twitching and disintegrating but with no blood or gore. His mouth section falls off revealing a seemingly man made metal face underneath .


  • 40 Uses of "Fuck". (used significantly in a sexual context/in bursts)
  • 5 Uses of "Shit".
  • 4 Uses of "Bitch".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The main character smokes.
  • Characters are shown drunk in social settings.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are many brief scenes with surrealistic elements, which some may find unsettling.
  • The accuracy of the clay animation, and the fact that the voices of nearly all the film's characters are the same is unsettling.

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