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When Grace Cahill (Natalie Portman) learns she is a widow, she finds comfort in the arms of her brother-in-law (Jake Gyllenhaal). But that peace flees when she gets word from the military that her husband (Toby Maguire) is still alive, and the prisoner-of-war in Afghanistan is on his way home.

MPAA Rating: R for language and some disturbing violent content.

Why is Brothers rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Brothers is rated R for for language and some disturbing violent content.

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:


- Occasional disturbing scenes.

- Portrayals of graphic violence.

- Infrequent portrayals of weapons violence (no blood shown).

- Infrequent implications of torture.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


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

- Use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Substance abuse.

- Portrayals of illegal drug use for recreational purposes.

- Tobacco use.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Young Children, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A