The Great Gatsby parents guide

The Great Gatsby

Overall C+

When aspiring journalist Nick Carraway moves to the Big Apple, he finds himself drawn by the magnetic charm of his mysterious neighbor, the rich and powerful Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Nick also becomes witness to the consequences of obsession and passion.

Violence C
Sexual Content C
Profanity B
Substance Use C-

Why is The Great Gatsby rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Great Gatsby PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language.

Run Time: 143 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Great Gatsby rated PG-13? The Great Gatsby is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language.

Violence: A character is shot in the back (some blood is shown). A character puts a gun in his mouth and commits suicide—the actual shot is not seen. A man slaps a woman causing injury. Characters frequently engage in verbal debate, sometimes to the point of verbal abuse. Two men begin fighting, but one backs off. A character is killed after being hit by a car (the body is later seen covered in blood).

Sexual Content: Adulterous sexual relationships are implied and depicted in various scenes, but without explicit detail. Sounds of sexual activity are clearly heard in one scene. Other scenes depict brief sexual activity with bare backs and shoulders. Women are seen at drunken parties in period underwear and scanty costumes, implying sexual activity was part of the event.

Language: Two mild profanities as well as racial slurs and remarks are heard.

Drugs/Alcohol: Many characters engage in frequent drinking. One main character admits to being an alcoholic and says that many people drink too much. Drunken people engage in altercations, sexual activity and driving automobiles. Frequent smoking of cigarettes and cigars is seen. One character offers a drug to another that is described as “nerve medicine.” Gambling is depicted.

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The Great Gatsby
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scene.
Alberta PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Great Gatsby"

Cast and Crew

The Great Gatsby is directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Great Gatsby movie is August 27, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Great Gatsby

Release Date: 27 August 2013

The Great Gatsby releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy or Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- The Greatness of Gatsby

- “Within and Without” with Tobey Maguire

- The Swinging Sounds of Gatsby

- The Jazz Age

- Razzle Dazzle: The Fashion of the ‘20s

- Fitzgerald’s Visual Poetry

- Gatsby Revealed

- Deleted Scenes

- Trailers

Related home video titles:

Leonardo DiCaprio plays another wealthy eccentric in The Aviator. Director Baz Luhrmann tries to capture the spirit of a country, rather than an era, in the film Australia. Tobey Maguire takes on a persona of a superhero who also hangs out in New York City in Spider-Man. The fixed 1919 World Series is mentioned in this film and is the basis for the movie Field of Dreams.

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