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.
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.
- 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.
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.