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Overall C+

When aspiring journalist Nick Carraway moves to the Big Apple, he finds himself drawn by the magnetic charm of his mysterious neighbor, the rich and powerful Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Nick also becomes witness to the consequences of obsession and passion.

Violence C
Sexual Content C
Profanity B
Substance Use C-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language.

Why is The Great Gatsby rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Great Gatsby is rated PG-13 for for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: A character is shot in the back (some blood is shown). A character puts a gun in his mouth and commits suicide—the actual shot is not seen. A man slaps a woman causing injury. Characters frequently engage in verbal debate, sometimes to the point of verbal abuse. Two men begin fighting, but one backs off. A character is killed after being hit by a car (the body is later seen covered in blood).

Sexual Content: Adulterous sexual relationships are implied and depicted in various scenes, but without explicit detail. Sounds of sexual activity are clearly heard in one scene. Other scenes depict brief sexual activity with bare backs and shoulders. Women are seen at drunken parties in period underwear and scanty costumes, implying sexual activity was part of the event.

Language: Two mild profanities as well as racial slurs and remarks are heard.

Drugs/Alcohol: Many characters engage in frequent drinking. One main character admits to being an alcoholic and says that many people drink too much. Drunken people engage in altercations, sexual activity and driving automobiles. Frequent smoking of cigarettes and cigars is seen. One character offers a drug to another that is described as “nerve medicine.” Gambling is depicted.

The Great Gatsby
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scene.
Alberta PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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