Picture from August: Osage County

In the aftermath of a family crisis, the Weston daughters (Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson) gather to their Oklahoma home. But the tragedy only underscores the problems of their deeply divided lives and puts them at odds with their dysfunctional mother (Meryl Streep).

MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, and for drug material.

Why is August: Osage County rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: August: Osage County is rated R for for language including sexual references, and for drug material.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Brief non-explicit violence.

- Depictions of fighting and beating.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

- References to suicide.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual references and language.


Approximately 75 instances of coarse language including:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang.

- Infrequent use of vulgar expressions, profanity, and cursing.

- Slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Frequent tobacco use (smoking).

- Alcohol abuse.

- Frequent portrayals of prescription drug abuse in an addiction context, with some detail.

- Infrequent references to and portrayals of illegal drug use (some involving children).

- Scene of drug use involving marijuana.

August: Osage County
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language, Mature Theme, Substance/Alcohol abuse.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Mature Theme.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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