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When Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene (Elizabeth Olsen) shows up on her sister's (Sarah Paulson) doorstep after a 2-year absences, she come carrying a lot of emotional baggage incurred while living in a sexually abusive cult.

Why is Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene is rated R for for disturbing violent and sexual content, nudity and language.

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.

Violence:

- Brief non-explicit violence.

- Infrequent portrayals of violence, some in a coercive context (some blood shown).

- Explicit violence acts shown in a realistic manner with blood and detail.

- Portrayal of sexual assault (no nudity, but some detail shown).

- Disturbing scenes.

- Depictions of shooting, stabbing and slapping.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Three scenes of nudity, depicting breasts and buttocks, in non-sexual contexts.

- Portrayals of sexual activity with brief breast nudity and some detail.

- Sexual violence.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.

- One instance of sexual language.

Language:

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

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, sexual references and cursing.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.