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Overall B+

Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper) wants to be a great writer, but doesn't seem to have the necessary talent. When he has an opportunity to publish someone else's manuscript as his own, he achieves the success he hoped for -- but his plagiarism comes with an unexpected cost.

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

Why is The Words rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Words is rated PG-13 for for brief strong language and smoking.

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Violence: In a wartime setting, a dead body covered in a sheet (except for an injured arm) is seen on a stretcher.  

Sexual Content: An unmarried couple lives together and eventually marries. Some mild sensual scenes between couples are shown.

Language: Use of a single sexual expletives, infrequent (about ten) moderate and mild profanities, and some scatological terms.

Drugs/Alcohol: Frequent cigarette smoking is shown in period settings. In a few scenes characters drink alcohol (two to the point of drunkenness) as they attempt to fend off misery.