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Fifty Shades of Grey

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Sam Taylor-Johnson


Dakota Johnson
Jamie Dornan
Jennifer Ehle
Max Martini


2015 Focus Features

Still shot from the movie: Fifty Shades of Grey.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) may be smart, but she is not very wise when she falls for the rich and handsome Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), a man with dark secrets and even darker sexual desires.

Content Details

Why Is Fifty Shades of Grey Rated R?

Fifty Shades of Grey is rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Fifty Shades of Grey...

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence
- Disturbing and offensive scenes.

Sexual Content:
- Portrayals of sexual activity, most in a context of BDSM (Bondage and Discipline, Sadism and Masochism) with breast and buttock nudity, and some detail.
- Female frontal nudity in a non-sexual context.
- Nudity in a sexual situation.
- Simulated sexual activity.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Crude content.

- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, sometime in a sexual context.
- Infrequent use of detailed sexual language and references.
- Limited use of slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Alcohol abuse.
- Substance abuse.

Extra info about this movie

This movie is based on an erotic novel by E.L. James. Parents should be aware that this story (both the book and movie) deals with questionable desirers, including bondage sex.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Fifty Shades of Grey.

Other women fall for mysterious men (with less dark secrets) in Jane Eyre, Charade, The Mask Of Zorro and Beastly.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated
AB 18A Sexual Content.
MB 18A Sexual Content, Substance / Alcohol Abuse.
ON 18A Nudity, Sexual Content, Disturbing Content.
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

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