Why is A Serious Man rated R?
Official MPAA Rating: A Serious Man is rated R for for language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence.
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Infrequent portrayals of graphic violence.
- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Three scenes depicting shooting and stabbing.
- Portrayal of sexual activity and implied sexual activity.
- Breast nudity shown in a non-sexual context.
- Sexual references.
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Profanity and cursing.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Depictions of smoking.
- Three scenes depicting illegal drug use for recreational purposes.