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Nic (Annette Benning) and Jules (Julianne Moore) are lesbian partners raising two children, that each conceived through artificial insemination. Everything is alright until the kids (Josh Hutcherson and Mia Wasikowska) decide they want to know the identity of their father (Mark Ruffalo).

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use.

Why is The Kids Are Alright rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Kids Are Alright is rated R for for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use.

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 mild violence.

Sexual Content:

- Sexually suggestive scenes involving buttock nudity and some detail.

- Breasts nudity depicted in non-sexual contexts.

- Sexual activity is simulated and implied.

- Sexual references.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Eroticism.


- Approximately 50 instances of coarse language, including frequent use of the sexual expletive in sexual and non-sexual context, scatological slang and profanities.

- Crude sexual slurs and references.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Detailed portrayal of illegal drug use.

- Tobacco use.

The Kids Are Alright
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta 18A Sexual Content.
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Substance Abuse.
Quebec 13+ Eroticism
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video NR