Why is Charade rated Not Rated?
Official MPAA Rating: Charade is rated Not Rated for
Before an unhappily married woman can divorce her husband, she discovers he has been murdered. Soon three of his former acquaintances are threatening her life, demanding she give them their share of the stolen money her husband swindled them out of. Thrillers do not come much better than this carefully crafted tale, although the violence will be too much for young audiences.
Several dead bodies are shown: the faces of murder victims who have been strangled, drowned, suffocated or thrown from the train are shown. A gun that is drawn and shot turns out to be a water pistol. In a morgue, the toe tag and foot of a corpse are shown. Corpse is stabbed with a pin. Puppet character hits another puppet with a stick. Death treats are made on several occasions. Woman kicks man in shins. Lit matches are dropped on a character. A character with a claw hand scuffles with others on two occasions; characters lives are threatened, an eye is poked, and a bloody wound under torn clothes is shown. Character jumps from one balcony to another. Many characters carry guns. Brief verbal discussion about robbery, fatal shooting and dismembered hand. Characters are threatened at gunpoint. Character hangs perilously from edge of roof. A child is held hostage. Policeman describes capital punishment. Chase scene and gunfight put characters in peril. Man falls to death.
Sexual Content: B-
A character suggests that an unhappily married woman find new friends. A married woman flirts with another man. A lot of body contact (some with sexual inferences) occurs when characters play a game where they pass an orange without using their hands. Woman invites man into her hotel room several times (all offers are refused). Man and woman exchange hugs and kisses several times. Man says he is having a tough time keeping his hands off of a woman. Man rubs womans feet.
At least: 2 terms of deity, 1 mild profanity and name calling.
Alcohol / Drug Use: C+
Wine is served at meals and in a nightclub. Main character and several others smoke throughout the movie. Stinging liniment is used on a wound.
Character discusses the merits of being a thief. Some derogatory 60’s style remarks are made about marriage and the fairer sex.