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When Alejandro Griffin (Ben Barnes) learns that his birth mother (Patricia Rae), a devout Catholic, will be attending his wedding, the young man begs his adoptive father (Robert De Niro) to pretend he is still married to his ex-wife (Diane Keaton). But the idea of keeping their divorce quiet doesn’t sit well with the second wife (Susan Sarandon).

MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and brief nudity.

Why is The Big Wedding rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Big Wedding is rated R for for language, sexual content and brief nudity.

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:


- Three scenes of violence depicting punching and slapping.

Sexual Content:

- Three sexually suggestive scenes.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Nudity (breasts and buttocks) seen in a non-sexual context.

- Nudity in sexual situation.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Frequent and detailed use of sexual language and references.

- Crude content.

- Depiction of vomiting.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, and profanity.

- Frequent use of vulgar expressions and sexual language.

- Infrequent use of ethno-cultural slurs.

Drug and Alcohol Use:

- Tobacco use.

The Big Wedding
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse and Sexual Language, Sexually Suggestive Scene, Nudity.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Tobacco Use.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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