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A Separation

Simin's (Leila Hatami) dream of a brighter future for her daughter (Sarina Farhadi) includes leaving her homeland, Iran. But her husband (Peyman Moaadi) won't even consider the idea because of his duty to take care of his aging father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). These conflicting goals threaten to separate the couple. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 123
Theater Release: 20 Jan 2012
Video Release: 21 Aug 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is A Separation Rated PG-13?

Violence: A scuffle occurs between a man and a woman. Quarreling men get into a brief fistfight and a bloody nose is shown. A desperate character angrily hits himself. A miscarried pregnancy is referred to. An elderly man’s safety is jeopardized through inattentive care. Mild harassment and property damage occur.

Sexual Content: An elderly man is seen shirtless and discussions occur about the removal of his clothing in order for him to use the bathroom.

Language: Infrequent mild profanities and one scatological slang term are used.

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