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Overall C

After spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) can testify that life doesn't always play by the rules. However, when he meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) and agrees to be her dance partner, he begins to believe life may have some silver linings.

Violence B-
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content/nudity

Why is Silver Linings Playbook rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Silver Linings Playbook is rated R for for language and some sexual content/nudity

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Violence: After a man finds his wife in the shower with another man he punches her lover numerous times. A father and son get into a power struggle that escalates into a physical fight, with hitting and wrestling. When a man makes derogatory racial remarks to another man a fistfight begins between multiple characters. Many scenes include loud verbal arguing. A man looks for ways to violate a restraining order preventing him from communicating with his estranged wife.

Sexual Content: A man and woman are shown in a shower in a couple of flashback scenes; sexual activity is implied but few details are seen; we briefly see the woman’s breasts. A woman crudely asks a man if he wants to have sex with her. Other conversations have some sexual dialogue including a woman who admits to having sex with multiple people at work.

Language: Over three-dozen uses of a sexual expletive, as well as two in a sexual context. Other profanities are heard frequently, including scatological terms, crude anatomical terms and two terms of Christian deity used as expletives.

Drugs/Alcohol: A mentally ill character resists taking prescription medications, but eventually concedes. Alcohol use is depicted in various scenes. A character gambles a large portion of his assets and savings.

Silver Linings Playbook
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Mature Theme.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Mature Theme.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A