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MPAA Rated R for some sexuality.

Sex & Nudity

  • A man and a woman have intercourse on-screen. There is heavy breathing and moaning but no nudity is shown.
  • A quick masturbation scene. Pugh's character is seen moving her hand under covers. Seen for 5 seconds with no nudity.
  • While in the pub, an offscreen male patron hollers a retort to a woman that she may "ride his" and the rest is cut off. There is an implied sexual connotation. The original phrase appropriated was "ride their back for fourteen days."

Violence & Gore

  • Forced insertion of a feeding tube.
  • Towards the end of the film, a butcher can be seen cutting into a carcass. Numerous bovine carcasses are strung up for market.
  • Nonsuicidal self-harm.
  • Reoccurring depictions of a drop of blood.
  • A woman is shoved by another woman when she does not concede to step back as directed.
  • Bandages are wound over burn wounds. Discolored skin can see seen peeking around the edges of bandages. Nongruesome.
  • A bloody tooth.
  • Depiction of a corpse. No injury. Nongraphic.


  • One use of fuck, and a few uses of Jesus Christ, hell, and damn.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Repeatedly throughout the film, laudanum is used to get high and sedated.
  • Alcohol is drunk by adults in a pub.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Themes of the death of one's offspring and family.
  • A building is shown on fire with one casualty.
  • Themes of abandonment and abduction.
  • Themes of abuse and neglect.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • Nongraphic mention, but not depiction, of sexual abuse.

Violence & Gore

  • After a house burns down, a woman has visible burn injuries in her hand.
  • Nongraphic mention, but not depiction, of sexual abuse.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A child talks about having been sexually abused by a relative.
  • The movie's central storyline is about a young child slowly dying from starvation, and you can see the child slowly deteriorating as the movie advances.
  • The attempted force-feeding scene can be very distressing to watch and some viewers may find this difficult.
  • The protagonist performs ritualistic self harm multiple times throughout the film.

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