A Bigger Splash parents guide

A Bigger Splash

An unwelcome surprise.

Release date May 4, 2016

Vacation plans for a celebrity couple (Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts) are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of an old friend (Ralph Fiennes) and his trouble-making, recently divorced daughter (Dakota Johnson).

Why is A Bigger Splash rated R? The MPAA rated A Bigger Splash R for graphic nudity, some strong sexual content, language and brief drug use.

A Bigger Splash
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 A Bigger Splash rated R? A Bigger Splash is rated R by the MPAA for graphic nudity, some strong sexual content, language and brief drug use.

- Brief non-graphic violence.
- Portrayals of violence depicting fighting and beating with little detail.
- Occasional upsetting or disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:
- Implied sexual activity.
- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity with breast nudity and some detail.
- Frequent breast, buttock, and male and female frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
- Three instances of sexual language.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.
- Crude content.

Approximately 70 instances of coarse language, including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, most in a sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang.
- Slurs and sexual references.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Scene of drug use involving cocaine.
- Substance abuse.
- Tobacco use,
- Alcohol use.

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A Bigger Splash
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scene, Nudity, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Nudity, Sexual Content, Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Nudity, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Substance Abuse.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

A Bigger Splash is directed by Luca Guadagnino and stars Dakota Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton .

From the Studio: In A BIGGER SPLASH, the lives of a high profile couple, a famous rock star and a filmmaker, (Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts) vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson) - creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and, ultimately, danger for everyone involved. Written by Fox Searchlight

Home Video

The most recent home video release of A Bigger Splash movie is September 6, 2016. Here are some details…

A Bigger Splash releases to home video on September 6, 2016.

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Tilda Swinton can also be seen in The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, and Hail, Caesar. Ralph Fiennes plays Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series.