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MPAA Rated R for language

Sex & Nudity

  • Lucy and Desi "make up" by taking off their clothes and kissing passionately before they're interrupted by a radio broadcast. She's seen in a nightgown and he's in his shirt and boxers. No sex or nudity is seen.
  • Lucy is shown wearing only her bra and underwear while wearing one of Desi's suit jackets left unbuttoned. Later, they're shown having sex. The scene is in a dark bedroom, but it is clear what they are doing.
  • There is a lot of talk over whether Desi was faithful or not.
  • There is a small sex scene with some thrusting, but no nudity. Last for less than 30 seconds.

Violence & Gore


  • Frequent F-words.
  • 13 F-words, 6 shits, 12 religious profanities (GD, JC, God).
  • At the start of the film Lucy insults Desi for his heritage

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Frequent smoking, as is appropriate of the era.
  • Lucy gets drunk to feel better after a low point.
  • Everyone smokes all the time everywhere, Philip Morris is shown as overlord of CBS

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Desi talks about the being run out of his country, which may be upsetting to viewers.

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