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Highbrow music may be complicated, but not nearly as much as the lives of four musicians that play in a string quartet. As they face illness, infidelity and pride, their music and lives become increasingly out of tune.

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexuality.

Why is A Late Quartet rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: A Late Quartet is rated R for for language and some 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:


- Two scenes of violence depicting fighting.

Sexual Content:

- Portrayal of sexual activity includes buttocks and breast nudity , as well as some detail.

- Two instances of sexual language.


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

- Frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of profanity.

A Late Quartet
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A sexually suggestive scene.
Alberta 14A Sexual Content, Nudity.
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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