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(2018)

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Certification

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MPAA Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language.
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Sex & Nudity

  • Abigail is riding in a carriage and across from her sits a man who is staring at her. He obviously is aroused by her and decides to pleasure himself at the sight of her and begins to masturbate. She is naturally uncomfortable. As she gets out of the carriage he pinched her clothed rear and she falls into the mud.
  • A woman is shown in many outfits displaying cleavage.
  • In one scene female servants are seen in the shower together, where their full body nudity is shown from the back. In another scene set in a brothel, some women can be seen baring their breasts and buttocks as a man walks by.
  • A naked courtier is pelted with rotten fruit as a gag. He covers his penis with his hand during the whole scene; some pubic hair and his nude hips are visible.
  • We see a couple having sex in the background of two different scenes. The man's buttocks are visible as they are standing and he thrusts.
  • The Queen makes a comment about enjoying having another woman's tongue inside her.
  • In a scene, A woman is seen talking with her hand down her husbands trousers (off screen) with her hand moving while he moans.
  • There's also a scene where the Prime Mister walks through a whore-house and we see women lifting their dresses revealing buttocks and their bare breast are briefly seen.
  • A woman is shown topless in bed with another woman after implied intimacy.

Violence & Gore

  • Multiple characters are slapped across the face.
  • Abigail (Emma Stone) is beaten by a member of the kitchen staff briefly before Sarah (Rachel Weisz) interrupts.
  • A woman bashes her face with a book. Her nose bleeds.
  • A woman is poisoned and falls unconscious while on a horse. She is seen being dragged by a horse, face covered in blood and cuts.
  • A woman describes a dream where man "covered in blood" was "holding a head"
  • A woman attempts to crush a rabbit.
  • A woman is whipped briefly.
  • Bird hunting is shown, with some blood.
  • Birds are thrown into the air and shot and killed for sport. This could be very disturbing to animal lovers.

Profanity

  • The film has 9 uses of "fuck" and multiple uses of "cunt"
  • A couple of "hells," "damns" and a couple faint uses of "ass"
  • The language is much more stronger than the sexuality.
  • The use of the c word is often and quite gratuitous.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Abigail shows up to Queen Anne's chambers drunk, later vomiting into a vase.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Sarah (Weisz) fires an unloaded pistol at Abigail (Stone) in threat. Abigail does not realize the pistol isn't loaded.
  • In 3 separate scenes, characters are shown vomiting, including one close up.
  • The scene where Emma Stone's character intentionally steps on a rabbit could upset some viewers, particularly when the rabbit whimpers in pain but the rabbit is not killed.
  • When the woman attempts to crush the rabbit under her shoe, the rabbit desperately squirms and squeals as it tries to get away. This could be very disturbing to animal lovers.

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Sex & Nudity

  • There are two sexual scenes where it is implied Abigail fingers the Queen. One where the Queen is in bed, another when Abigail reaches her hand under the Queen's dress with the camera focusing on the latter's facial expression as she does so.
  • There is also a scene of Queen Anne (Olivia Coleman) lying in bed with Abigail (Emma Stone). Abigail's bare breasts are visible.
  • Abigail (Emma Stone) gives Masham (Joe Alwyn) a furious and lengthy handjob. No nudity is shown but heavily implied.
  • Sarah and Queen Anne have sex off-screen. We see Abigail's shocked expression and hear muffled noises.
  • Abigail spends the night with the Queen and when she is a wakened in the morning, a bare breast is visible.

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