Hail Caesar! parents guide

Hail Caesar!

It's all about making the audience believe.

Overall B-

In 1950’s Hollywood, a movie star (George Clooney) is kidnaped during the filming of a picture titled Hail Caesar! Now it’s up to studio executive Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) to get him back while trying to maintain the calm appearance of business as usual.

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B-
Substance Use D

Why is Hail Caesar! rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Hail Caesar! PG-13 for some suggestive content and smoking.

Run Time: 106 minutes

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Hail Caesar!
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Hail Caesar! rated PG-13? Hail Caesar! is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some suggestive content and smoking.

Violence: A movie studio films various scenes for pictures including: a western with a shoot-out where one of the actors is gunned down on screen, an underwater extravaganza where an actress is swallowed by a whale, and a Roman epic that depicts centurions beating slaves. An actor is secretly given a drug that causes him to fall asleep—then he is abducted. Kidnappers demand ransom money. A gossip columnist resorts to blackmail and extortion by digging up dirt on various celebrities and threating to print racy rumors. A lawyer is paid to create “legal fiction” to get stars out of trouble with the law. A character gets caught in a machine and nearly chokes. A photograph of an atom bomb explosion is shown. Characters lie to others. An angry man slaps another man and a woman.

Sexual Content: The script contains sexual references and innuendo. Remarks are made about womanizing, infidelity, adultery, sexual favors and homosexual relationships. Sodomy is specifically referred to. An unmarried woman is pregnant, and attempts are made to keep her condition a secret. A prop is seen that replaces the lower half of the statue of David (just the legs and the fig leaf). A dance number includes some sensual moves. Women are seen in bathing suits. A man takes suggestive photos of a woman. Comments are made about gas pains.

Language: Mild and moderate profanity is heard, along with several terms of deity used as expletives. Also included are slurs, name-calling and derogatory slang describing women.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Alcohol consumption and smoking are pervasively portrayed, which is in keeping with the movie’s 1950’s setting. References are made to characters “drying out”. A man is drugged by putting a sleeping powder into his goblet of wine

Other: Religious discussions occur around the making of a film depicting Jesus Christ. A Catholic goes to confession and prays. A crucifix statue with bloody wounds is shown. As well, the script contains cold war themes and communist rhetoric.

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Hail Caesar!
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG
Ontario PG Language May Offend, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Hail Caesar!"

Cast and Crew

Hail Caesar! is directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and stars Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes, George Clooney.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Hail Caesar! movie is June 7, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Hail, Caesar!
Release Date: 7 June 2016
Hail, Caesar! Releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Directing Hollywood – The Coen Brothers have been making their mark on Hollywood for decades, creating acclaimed movies with their unmistakable brand of humor and unique storytelling style. As Joel and Ethan Coen discuss why they wanted to set their film in 1950s Hollywood, the all-star cast talks about working with this talented duo.
- The Stars Align – Who better to appear in a film about Golden Age Hollywood and its stars than today’s biggest and brightest A-list talent? George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Alden Ehrenreich, and Frances McDormand all join the Coen brothers in their Hollywood playground. The cast shares what drew them to the project, the secrets of the unique and zany characters they play and how the Hollywood of Hail, Caesar! differs from the Hollywood they know.
- An Era of Glamour – From the costumes to the sets, no details were spared in Hail, Caesar! and the production designer, costume designer and other key design professionals sit down to talk about how this exciting era was returned to the big screen.
- Magic of a Bygone Era – Hail, Caesar! features two classic-in-the-making musical numbers: an aquatic spectacle featuring Scarlett Johansson and a rousing tap dance from Channing Tatum. The cast and crew explain the process of bringing these scenes to life, from costumes to choreography and everything in between.

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Other films that look behind the scenes of tinsel town include Hitchcock, Singin’ In The Rain and The Artist. Communism in Hollywood is also depicted in a Trumbo.

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