Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Poster

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MPAA Rated R for language throughout, some strong graphic violence, drug use, and sexual references

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman tells a man not to disturb another man cause she "fucked his brains out." She only says this to stop a man from entering a room in the house.
  • Sharon is implied to be sleeping in bed naked, but she is covered with a white sheet. Only her legs and upper-back are seen. She never gets up or lifts the blanket, so no nudity is shown.
  • Several scenes of girls in short shorts.
  • Hippie girls wear revealing blouses with no bra. This isn't provocative and nothing inappropriate is seen.
  • A female hitchhiker mentions oral sex. It is suggested that she is underaged.
  • In one scene, a woman's bottom in bikini bottoms that are riding up her behind takes up half the screen.
  • Shot from behind when a girl in short shorts is bending over.
  • Man is shirtless.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is viciously punched in the face three times and then thrown against a car. His face is shown covered in blood, and there are blood stains on the car.
  • A pit bull attacks a man. Not bloody or graphic and is meant to be funny.
  • While the film has violent parts, it is not constant blood and gore throughout. There are only a few sequences
  • 90% of the bloody violence is reserved for the last 15 minutes.
  • This is one of Tarantino's tamest films. None of its brutal besides the scene at the end of the movie, although it still isn't as bad as whats in most of his other movies.
  • Near the end of the film there is a big bloody fight sequence with a dog viciously biting two people, a woman is hit in the face with a can of dog food with her bloody face shown, a man is stabbed in the leg and then has his face stomped, a woman has her face repeatedly slammed against various objects, we then see her very bloody face and a person burned alive. This whole scene is meant for laughs but it is still pretty violent.


  • 120 uses of "fuck". Multiple uses of "shit" and "goddamnit" throughout.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Multiple characters drink hard liquor and smoke frequently throughout the film - cigarettes and marijuana.
  • A character smokes a cigarette soaked in acid and gets high from it.
  • Some drinking. Characters are shown drunk.
  • Characters smoke weed and get high.
  • In some scenes it is implied that hippies are on acid.
  • Some marijuana use

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The Manson Family crosses into the story and when they're onscreen, they can be unsettling


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

Violence & Gore

  • The woman in the swimming pool is burnt alive with a flamethrower. Later, her charred corpse is shown floating in the pool.
  • Cliff Booth is implied to have killed his wife.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The finale of the film is intensely violent and shocking. However, the context of the violence aims to make the scene humorous instead of disturbing. Some viewers may not appreciate the humor though because of the scene's intensity.

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