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Set in 1962, A Single Man follows a single day in the life of an English professor (Colin Firth), who is trying to find meaning in his life after the death of his lover Jim (Matthew Goode).

MPAA Rating: R for some disturbing images and nudity/sexual content.

Why is A Single Man rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: A Single Man is rated R for for some disturbing images and nudity/sexual content.

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:


- Some scenes may frighten children.

- Brief portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Portrayal of a corpse (some blood and detail shown).

- Portrayal of attempted suicide.

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent use of sexual language.

- Mild sexual references.

- Frequent buttock nudity shown in non-sexual contexts.

- Implied portrayal of a bodily function.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, vulgar expressions and slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco and alcohol use.

A Single Man
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Nudity
Alberta PG Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Disturbing Content, Nudity.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Nudity.
Quebec G Not recommend for young children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG