Elvis (2022) Poster

(2022)

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Certification

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for substance abuse, strong language, suggestive material and smoking
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman enters Elvis's hotel room and there is a sensual scene of him disrobing her down to her underwear and them making out. Sex is clearly implied.
  • An adolescent Elvis and his friends watch a man and woman performing a sensual dance.
  • Priscilla walks around the bedroom in a short nightie. Her panties and partial buttocks are briefly shown.
  • Teen girls and adult women throw their panties on the stage and at Elvis in multiple scenes. He usually picks them up and at one point he puts them on his head.
  • References to Elvis's infidelity, several makeout scenes, and other mild sexual references. Elvis's dance moves are seen as lewd and sexual by the media, and his dancing is shown to get many women excited.
  • Elvis and Priscilla kiss in her bedroom.

Violence & Gore

  • Elvis shoots his TV's out with his firearms.
  • Elvis himself receives several death threats during performances.

Profanity

  • There is one brief use of the f-word during a rage at a concert. Other uses are: "damn", "hell", "sh*t", "son of a bitch", "piss", and "whore". One use of "bastard"
  • Slurs matching the time period of the film are used 5 times.
  • Goddamnit/Goddamn is used 14 times
  • 14 uses of goddamn 3 uses of shit 1 with bull 1 with horse 2 uses of son of a bitch and bastard 1 use of fuck

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Colonel Parker is almost always seen smoking a cigar.
  • Many supporting characters smoke cigarettes frequently. Vernon is nearly always shown smoking a cigarette. Elvis smokes cigarillos twice near the end of the movie.
  • Gladys is shown to have a problem with alcohol, which it says contributed to her death.
  • Elvis' drug use is focused on in a few scenes, beginning with when a band member gives him a pill. Others include Dr. Nick giving him an injection.
  • One shot of someone smoking a pipe at a carnival.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is never anything too disturbing or frightening, but there are many emotional and sad scenes.
  • During one of Elvis' performances a riot begins and a police officer beats a man in the rear distance.
  • The film is shot and edited in a rapid pace with constant sound and quick cuts from frame to frame. This is constant throughout the entire film and it rarely slows down, this may overwhelm viewers.
  • Elvis rages at Las Vegas might shock viewers over Colonel's Firing
  • The ending is very depressing

Spoilers

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

Sex & Nudity

  • Elvis is seen in bed with a woman in her bra and panties. He is cheating on his wife when this happens.

Violence & Gore

  • Elvis dies from a sudden heart attack at the end of the movie (offscreen).
  • There is brief sight of the aftermath of Bobby Kennedy's assassination by gunshot shown on a tv screen displaying his bloodied dead body. This may be particularly disturbing as it is real life footage

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Elvis' mother is an alcoholic and it's implied that she drank herself to death.
  • Elvis gets addicted to drugs and is seen popping pills and taking morphine from a doctor who is complicit with his addiction.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Elvis's mothers death is very sad
  • The film's portrayal of Elvis in the second half of the film (violent, cheating on wife, performing while under the influence) might upset fans of Elvis.

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