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MPAA Rated R for language throughout and sexual references.

Sex & Nudity

  • Sex and lust is a common theme throughout the movie.
  • Nicole comments about her father blowing his boyfriend at a party. This is incredibly hard to notice and almost every viewer won't catch this.
  • A female character passionately kisses a male character. The scene ends there.
  • In a scene in which a married woman and a man are kissing, she mentions fingering. The scene cuts away before any nudity or sex is seen. Ultimately, the most inappropriate thing is the kissing.
  • A woman in a film lifts her shirt up to reveal her breasts, but the movie is paused before the audience sees anything more than her midriff.
  • A split-second view of a woman in a t-shirt and panties from behind after waking up.
  • Many of the references can be very easily missed by a kid audience. The only nudity in this film is a clip from a movie showing an actress lifting her shirt up, but the movie is paused and the scene is cut before anything is actually shown. There are some references to this later in the movie.
  • A few minor sexual references that may fly over kids' heads.

Violence & Gore

  • A character bleeds profusely from a knife cut.
  • Charlie punches a hole in a wall.


  • 38 uses of "fuck", 1 use of "cocksucker"
  • Some uses of "dick", "hell", and other lesser profanities
  • It's R purely for the language and the majority of it is used in one of the long running arguments.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Nicole says she has used pot and coke.
  • Characters drink alcohol regularly
  • Charlie smokes a cigarette outside a laundromat after he returns alone to New York.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a very intense argument in the film. The scene could be distressing to certain viewers.
  • Overall, Marriage Story is a fairly intense film throughout and has several scenes of tension and distress that younger audiences would neither understand nor appreciate it for. Not saying children can't watch it, just that it wouldn't have the same effect on them that it was intended to have


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

Sex & Nudity

  • It is revealed that a character had an affair while being married.

Violence & Gore

  • Charlie cuts his arm on accident and passes out


  • "fuck" is used sexually in a tense argument revealing that they "fucked" other people

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