Girl Asleep parents guide

Girl Asleep

Is it a dream or a nightmare?

Overall C

Greta (Bethany Whoitmore) isn't sure if she's asleep or awake as she watches, in a dream-like trance, her childhood slip away and her adulthood approach. But when her Mum (Amber McMahon) throws her a surprise birthday party and invites all her peers from school, the soon to be 15-year-old knows her life is about to become a nightmare.

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

Why is Girl Asleep rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Girl Asleep Not Rated

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Girl Asleep rated Not Rated? Girl Asleep is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

Violence: Parents argue with each other while discussing concerns about their teenaged children. Bullying and name-calling occur between teens at school and at other gatherings. Characters enter a dark forest and are chased by dogs: one is attacked by them. A zombie-like character has a finger pulled off. A teen boy discusses being bullied because he is assumed to be gay.

Sexual Content: A teen girl has an older, womanizing boyfriend; the pair are seen necking. Jokes are made about body functions. A character cross dresses. Teen girls talk about kissing techniques including using their tongues. A man is seen in a tight-fitting bathing suit and short shorts. An older man kisses a teen’s hand, flirts with her in a sensual manner and talks about having sex with her.

Language: Frequent sexual slang terms are used, as well as crude words to describe body parts. A strong sexual expletive is used twice – once with sexual implications. Gender slurs are used to bully and mock characters. Also frequently heard are mild and moderate profanities, scatological slang, terms of deity used as expletives and words that sound similar to curses.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Wine is drunk with dinner. A mother drinks secretly. Teens and adults drink at a party. A character smokes.

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Girl Asleep
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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News About "Girl Asleep"

Cast and Crew

Girl Asleep is directed by Rosemary Myers and stars Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Matthew Whittet.

Girl Asleep will be playing at the 2016 Calgary International Film Festival, that runs between September 21 and Oct 2, 2016 in in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It will also be opening in a limited theatrical release (USA) on September 30, 2016.

From the Studio:
The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she's flung into a parallel place; a world that's weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous - only there can she find herself. Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, GIRL ASLEEP is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.

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