Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Poster

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MPAA Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use

Sex & Nudity

  • Two men wake up in bed, both naked (sex is implied). Both are seen shirtless. One stands up and his buttocks are seen in full-view for a few moments.
  • Richard E. Grant's rear end is seen in one scene.
  • Israel asks her mate a rather vulgar question in reference to fellatio in a restaurant around the 40 minute mark.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is shown with bruises and scrapes. He had just been beaten up due to a hate crime. The man is clearly disorientated. There is a flash back but is not not explicit.
  • Characters regularly threaten to cause harm to one another. Characters discuss suicide and the want to die regularly.


  • Swear words, including fuck are frequently used.
  • 15 uses of "f*ck", around 10 of "sh*t", around 5 sexual references, around 10 religious exclamations.
  • One use of "c**t." This is used in a context that denotes a begrudging fondness rather than an aggressive delivery, and as such is less offensive than it might otherwise be. One use of f*g.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Both of the main characters drink frequently. A charcter in the movie is shown snorting cocaine. One character admits to selling various illegal substances to make money.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Violence & Gore

  • We see a dead cat. The owner is obviously distressed and she yells at someone who she thinks is responsible.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The main character's cat dies.

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