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Rock of Ages

Tom Cruise plays a heavy metal superstar in the film adaptation of the 2006 Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Set in the 1980s, the story also follows two aspiring performers who find love while seeking fame in Hollywood. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D
Violence: B
Sexual Content: D
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 123
Theater Release: 15 Jun 2012
Video Release: 09 Oct 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Rock of Ages Rated PG-13?

Violence: A baboon fires a gun. A woman throws a drink in a man’s face. An animal trashes a man’s office. A man is punched.

Sexual Content: Prostitutes walk the street. Strippers, in tiny costumes, pole dance. A depiction of a woman with open legs is seen atop a building. Characters make crude comments about male and female anatomy. A man places his hand on women’s breasts. Characters kiss (including with tongues) on several occasions. Women lick a man. He is seen in bed with several women. A political figure and his secretary engage in sexual play in a church using Rosary Beads. Characters are seen in their underwear, bikinis and other revealing clothing. A man discusses a sexual act with his employee. A man wears an elaborate codpiece and chaps that reveal his buttocks. Characters undress and engage in sexual romping. Characters repeatedly grope one another. Thrusting and other suggestive dance moves are frequently portrayed. Homosexual characters confess their love and kiss. A woman gets a condom cover stuck in her hair. Other crude depictions and bodily functions are included.

Language: The script includes a strong sexual expletive, a crude hand gesture, scatological slang, crude sexual language and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Heavy drinking is frequently portrayed in a bar setting. A brief drug depiction is shown. A man smokes a cigar.

Other: A character pees on a man’s shoe.

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