Fenced in, or fenced out?
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Rating & Content Info
Why is Fences rated PG-13? Fences is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references.
Violence: Characters complain about racial prejudice and unequal opportunities. Past domestic abuse is described. Tension between a father and son evolves into a physical altercation that threatens to end in serious injury or death. A man with mental illness is teased, bullied, taken advantage of and placed in a hospital. Characters confess to stealing, lying and doing time in prison. Death from childbirth is mentioned. Characters engage in verbal arguments. A mother smacks her child.
Sexual Content: Characters engage in banter that includes sexual references and innuendo. Infidelity, adultery, minors having sex and sexual abuse are mentioned. Children born out of wedlock and families composed of step-siblings are also discussed. A married couple embraces, kisses and flirtatiously wrestles. Men are seen in underwear.
Profanity: Frequent use of mild and moderate cursing. Infrequent use of scatological slang and crude expressions. Ethno-cultural slurs are heard pervasively.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Frequent portrayals of alcohol use, often to excess. Character’s smoke infrequently.
Other: A character turns to religion to find peace during a difficult time.
Page last updated January 13, 2017
|British Columbia||PG||Coarse Language, Violence.|
|Manitoba||PG||Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children.|
|Ontario||PG||Mature Theme, Language May Offend, Tobacco Use.|
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Cast and Crew
Fences is directed by Denzel Washington and stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson .