Brothers parents guide


Release date December 4, 2009

When Grace Cahill (Natalie Portman) learns she is a widow, she finds comfort in the arms of her brother-in-law (Jake Gyllenhaal). But that peace flees when she gets word from the military that her husband (Toby Maguire) is still alive, and the prisoner-of-war in Afghanistan is on his way home.

Why is Brothers rated R? The MPAA rated Brothers R for language and some disturbing violent content.

Rating & Content Info

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Why is Brothers rated R? Brothers is rated R by the MPAA for language and some disturbing violent content.

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


- Occasional disturbing scenes.

- Portrayals of graphic violence.

- Infrequent portrayals of weapons violence (no blood shown).

- Infrequent implications of torture.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations (sometimes in a sexual context).

- Use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Substance abuse.

- Portrayals of illegal drug use for recreational purposes.

- Tobacco use.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Young Children, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Brothers"

Cast and Crew

Brothers is directed by and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Brothers movie is March 23, 2010. Here are some details…

Brothers is releasing on DVD and Blu-ray on March 23, 2010>

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Look for the cast of this film in some other popular titles, such as October Sky (Jake Gyllenhaal), Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Natalie Portman) and Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire). Another man grapples with the loss of his wife, who was serving in the military, and the painful responsibility of telling their children Grace is Gone.