Life parents guide


A picture is worth a thousand words.

In 1955, when Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) does an exposé on James Dean (Dane DeHaan), he captures that Hollywood era as well as images of the troubled, rising star.

Why is Life rated R? The MPAA rated Life R for some sexuality/nudity and language.

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Life rated R? Life is rated R by the MPAA for some sexuality/nudity and language.

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

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Breast nudity in a non-sexual context.
- Brief portrayal of sexual activity, with no nudity and some detail.
- Sexual language and references.
- Embracing and kissing.

Approximately 15 instances of coarse language, including:
- Infrequent, aggressive use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang.
- Infrequent use of vulgar expressions, mild curing, and profanity.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Pervasive portrayals of tobacco use.
- Substance abuse
- Infrequent portrayals of prescription drug abuse.
- Scene of drug use involving Benzedrine.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Sexually Suggestive Scene, Coarse Language, Drug Use.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Substance Abuse.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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News About "Life"

Cast and Crew

Life is directed by Anton Corbijn and stars Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Peter Lucas, Lauren Gallagher.

Life is opening in limited release on December 4, 2015. The photographs taken by Dennis Stock were republished in the book marking the anniversary of James Dean's death: James Dean: Fifty Years Ago.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Life movie is March 1, 2016. Here are some details…

Life releases to home video on March 1, 2016.

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