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She may have been worried about her sanity before, but after Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) takes a drug prescribed by her physiologist (Jude Law) her reality truly spirals out of control.

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language.

Why is Side Effects rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Side Effects is rated R for for sexuality, nudity, violence and language.

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 non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Infrequent portrayals of weapons violence with some blood and little detail.

- Depictions of stabbing, slapping and electrocution.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

- Disturbing scenes that may have an adverse psychological impact.

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity that include breast nudity, female frontal nudity and some detail .

- Implied and simulated sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual references and innuendo.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, once in a sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, sexual references, and mild cursing.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Tobacco use.

- Prescription drug use.

Side Effects
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scene, Violence, Nudity.
Alberta 14A Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A