Anonymous parents guide


Overall C+

There has long been a theory that William Shakespeare isn't really the author of the body of work accredited to him. But if this were true, who then is the real writer? Anonymous poses an answer to that question, which is intertwined with Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex Rebellion.

Release date October 29, 2011

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

Why is Anonymous rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Anonymous PG-13 for some violence and sexual content.

Run Time: 128 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Anonymous rated PG-13? Anonymous is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some violence and sexual content.

Violence: Bloody injuries are depicted during a police beating and in plays being performed on stage. A man is stabbed in the leg with a sword. Another character is impaled and killed while hiding in a man’s room. Numerous characters, including some who are intentionally trapped, are killed during conflicts involving guns and swords. Blood is shown on the ground. A group of peasants are fired on with a cannon and guns. Men are sent into battle with hopes they will be killed. Characters plot against one another. Men are arrested and thrown in jail for sedition. Dogs fight with a bear for entertainment. Blackmailing is portrayed. A man is beheaded off screen.

Sexual Content: Characters kiss passionately. Couples are briefly seen engaging in intercourse. Male buttock nudity is seen momentarily. Women’s cleavage is shown in low-cut or tight dresses. Discussions and depictions of prostitutes, whores, illegitimate children and incest are included in the script along with some veiled sexual innuendo. A drawing of a bare-chested woman is shown.

Language: The script contains a handful of terms of Deity, some name-calling and a veiled crude sexual term.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink in a bar setting on several occasions, sometimes to relieve stress. Some characters are depicted as drunk. Others drink in social settings and at dinner.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Nudity.
Alberta PG Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children.
Ontario PG Sexual Content, Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Anonymous is directed by Roland Emmerich and stars Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Anonymous movie is February 7, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Anonymous

Release Date: 7 February 2012

Anonymous releases to DVD and Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:

- Commentary with Roland Emmerich and writer John Orloff

- Deleted scenes

- Who Is The Real William Shakespeare?

Anonymous on Blu-ray also includes:

- Extended scenes.

- More Than Special Effects

- Speak The Speech

- Anonymous PS3 Wallpaper/Theme

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Whether written by Shakespeare or not, the plays for which he takes credit have been performed, adapted and been the inspiration of countless productions. Here are four based on one of his most popular stories: Romeo & Juliet, Gnomeo & Juliet, Letters To Juliet and West Side Story.

Vanessa Redgrave who plays the older Queen Elizabeth in this movie starred as Guenevere in the 1967 film Camelot.. Another movie that depicts the life of this Queen of England is Elizabeth: The Golden Age.