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Not Fade Away

Sharing the same director and star as the TV series The Sopranos, and borrowing the title from a Buddy Holly tune, this movie follows a group of 1960s kids hoping to find immortality by forming a rock band. Get the movie review and more. »


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Run Time: 113
Theater Release: 20 Dec 2012
Video Release: 30 Apr 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Not Fade Away Rated R?

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Depiction of fighting and vehicular violence, with little blood, some detail.

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity with breast nudity and some detail.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Fondling.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Crude content.

- Frequent use of crude and descriptive sexual language and references.

- Infrequent crude references to bodily functions.


Approximately 66 instances of coarse language including:

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

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions.

- Nine instances of sexual language.

- Frequent use of ethno-cultural and sexual slurs in a period context.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Portrayal of illegal drug use (marijuana) in a recreational context.

- Alcohol abuse.

- Tobacco use.

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