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Ruth (Keira Knightley), Kathy (Carey Mulligan), and Tommy (Andrew Garfield) have become best friends as they have grown up together in an idyllic British boarding school. But as they approach adulthood, the trio will have to face the sobering reality of the dystopian world around them.

MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality and nudity.

Why is Never Let Me Go rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Never Let Me Go is rated R for for some sexuality and nudity.

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:


- Portrayals of surgical procedures (some blood and detail shown).

- Occasional upsetting and disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Breast and buttock nudity are seen in a photographic context.

- Portrayals of simulated sexual activity (no nudity, but some detail shown).

- Implied sexual activity.

- Mild sexual references


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Never Let Me Go
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Nudity.
Alberta 14A Not Recommended for Children.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children.
Ontario 14A Sexual Content.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A