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Overall C

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) wants to leave his mark on the world, so the Harvard undergrad rounds up some friends and begins to create an Internet social network. However, as the project builds his personal relationships crumble, especially with the site's co-founder Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield). This drama is based on the true story of the inventors of Facebook.

Violence B
Sexual Content C
Profanity D
Substance Use D

Why is The Social Network rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Social Network is rated PG-13 for for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: After an argument, a character threatens to hit another. During a fraternity initiation, students are forced to take off their clothes while standing outside in cold weather. They are also subjected to other humiliation.

Sexual Content: Young adults frequently discuss sexual activities. Two couples have sex in bathroom stalls (some sounds are heard but no action is shown). A man and a woman engage in sexual activity with few details shown. A young adult female becomes possessive and abusive in her relationship with a man. Women dance suggestively at nightclubs and exclusive parties. Girls kiss each other. Characters are seen in underwear and skimpy clothing. Students play strip poker. Nearly nude characters are briefly seen.

Language: At least two strong sexual expletives are used, along with rude hand gestures. Numerous profanities, crude slang and terms of Deity are included in the script as well.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters, including underage students, drink frequently. One young adult appears to be intoxicated. Smoking is portrayed among young adults. Partygoers snort cocaine. A character discusses his past problems with illegal drugs.

Other: A boy humiliates a girl on the Internet. Characters engage in dishonest activities.

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