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Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is having a hard time Forgetting Sarah Marshall, his former, TV star girlfriend (Kristen Bell). But distracting himself by taking a trip to Hawaii turns out to have the opposite effect intended when he discovers his ex and her new boyfriend (Russell Brand) are also vacationing at the same resort.

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity

Why is Forgetting Sarah Marshall rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Forgetting Sarah Marshall is rated R for for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity

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Content Information:

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence (little blood is shown).

- One scene involves the slaughter of an animal.

Sexual Content:

- Crude and descriptive sexual references, language and innuendo.

- Frequent breast, buttock, and frontal male nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Partial or full nudity in a brief sexual situation.

- Brief simulated sexual activity.

- Frequent implied sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing


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

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

- Use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Depictions of and verbal references to the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A
Alberta 18A Sexual Content.
Manitoba 18A Nudity, Sexual Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Nudity, Sexual Content.
Quebec 13+ Vulgar Language.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A