Why is Live and Become rated Not Rated?
Official MPAA Rating: Live and Become is rated Not Rated for
The life and death realities of a refugee camp set the backdrop for this movie about a young boy, sent to Israel, and told to lie about his parentage and religion. The backsides of some naked children in a shower are shown. The practice of circumcision is mentioned, and later a Rabi about to perform this procedure is seen holding a scalpel. Characters discuss the atrocities they’ve faced, which includes starvation, depravation of water, murder, rape and mob violence. Fistfights and a beating are depicted, one where a character sustains a bloody wound. A young man accepts an invitation from a prostitute, who sits on his lap and undoes his shirt. A married couple kisses passionately, and then later exchanges some sexual remarks when they crawl into bed together. Some social drinking is portrayed. A few mild profanities and two extreme sexual expletives are used.