Beyond the Lights parents guide

Beyond the Lights

The push for stardom leads to burnout.

Overall C+

Noni Jean (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has a beautiful voice, but the pressure to use her talent to become a super star may drive the young woman to the edge of her sanity.

Release date November 14, 2014

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

Why is Beyond the Lights rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Beyond the Lights PG-13 for sexual content including suggestive gestures, partial nudity, language and thematic elements.

Run Time: 116 minutes

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Beyond the Lights
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Beyond the Lights rated PG-13? Beyond the Lights is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content including suggestive gestures, partial nudity, language and thematic elements.

Violence: A mother yells at her child and later slaps her in the face. A man treats a woman roughly. A girl contemplates suicide by jumping to her death. People post mean comments on social media. A woman is shown with a bloody lip after being beaten by her husband. A man fires a gun at a police officer before being tackled and thrown to the ground. A man is punched in the face. A character is shown with bruises on his hand after a fight.

Sexual Content: The movie contains frequent depictions of sexually erotic dance moves and clothing. A girl is told to remove her clothing in front of a group of people during a photo shoot. A man becomes sexually aggressive toward a woman. Songs include crude and sexual lyrics.

Language: The script contains a strong sexual expletive and other strong sexual language, along with numerous profanities, terms of Deity and crude words and song lyrics.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Characters drink frequently at home, in social settings and in bars. A girl, who never drinks, becomes drunk as a way to deal with life challenges.

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Beyond the Lights
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

Beyond the Lights is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver, Nate Parker, Danny Glover.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Beyond the Lights movie is February 24, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Beyond the Lights
Release Date: 24 February 2015
Beyond the Lights releases to home video with the following bonus materials:
- Deleted Scenes
- Escape to Mexico 2.0
- Gary Theard: Boom Man
- Theatrical Trailer
Exclusive HD Content
- Director's Cut
- Audio Commentary by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tami Reiker & Terilyn Shropshire
- Masterpiece Music Video
- Changing the Conversation

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw also appears in Belle, the story of a young black woman, brought up in a white household in 1800s England. Other movies examining the trials of chasing stardom include Dreamgirls, Country Strong and Sparkle.

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