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Harry Caine (Lluís Homar) is not only physically blind, but the playwright also refuses to see the parts of his past that have brought him great sorrow -- especially the loss of his lover (Penélope Cruz).

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, language and some drug material.

Why is Broken Embraces rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Broken Embraces is rated R for for sexual content, language and some 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 depiction of domestic violence (some blood shown.)

- Scene of violence depicting assault.

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity .

- Implied sexual activity.

- Breast nudity seen in a brief sexual situation.

- Three sexually suggestive scenes involving nudity.

- Fondling.

- Use of descriptive sexual language, references and innuendo.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, once in a sexual context.

- Infrequent scatological slang and mild cursing.

- Use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

- Portrayals of illegal drug use in a recreational context.

Broken Embraces
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta 14A Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Subtitled.
Quebec 13+
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A