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Leopards can't change their spots, and it appears that the Manzoni family (Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer) can't either. Even though they have been placed under witness protection and relocated to France, their Mafia habits continue to spot their new life.

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language and brief sexuality.

Why is The Family rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Family is rated R for for violence, language and brief sexuality.

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:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, with blood, some brutal detail, and corpses shown.

- Depictions of fighting, shooting, stabbing and beating.

- Violent acts shown in realistic detail with blood and tissue damage.

- Torture.

- Disturbing scenes.

- Bullying.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

- Implied sexual activity.

-  Brief portrayal of sexual activity, with no nudity, but some detail.

- Mild sexual references.

- Infrequent sexual language.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual or aggressive context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Tobacco use (smoking).

- Substance abuse.

- Scene of drug use involving marijuana.

The Family
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexual Suggestive Scene, Violence.
Alberta 14A Brutal Violence, Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Brutal Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A