American Pastoral parents guide

American Pastoral

A peaceful outward facade masks unsettling secrets.

The quiet, rural life of Seymour 'Swede' Levov (Ewan McGregor) and his beautiful wife Dawn (Jennifer Connelly) explodes during the late 1960s when their daughter (Dakota Fanning) becomes radicalized by an anti-Vietnam war group and she gets involved in violent protests.

Why is American Pastoral rated R? The MPAA rated American Pastoral R for some strong sexual material, language and brief violent images.

American Pastoral
Rating & Content Info

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.

Why is American Pastoral rated R? American Pastoral is rated R by the MPAA for some strong sexual material, language and brief violent images.

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Infrequent depictions of weapons use and hand-to-hand violence (in a civil unrest or protest context) with no blood and little detail.
- Depictions of injury and physical assault.

Sexual Content:
- Breasts and buttocks nudity seen in non-sexual contexts.
- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity with no nudity and some detail.
- Infrequent use of sexual language, references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Implied sexual activity.

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions.
- Slurs.

Drug and Alcohol Use:
- Tobacco use.

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American Pastoral
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence, Sexual Content.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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News About "American Pastoral"

Cast and Crew

American Pastoral is directed by Ewan McGregor and stars Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly, Ewan McGregor.

This movie is based on the novel American Pastoral by Philip Roth.

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