Nocturnal Animals parents guide

Nocturnal Animals

Is his story fiction or a premeditated plot for murder.

Release date December 9, 2016

Dark memories of her first marriage resurface for Susan (Amy Adams) when her ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal) sends her a copy "Nocturnal Animals", a book he is writing about a violent domestic murder.

Why is Nocturnal Animals rated R? The MPAA rated Nocturnal Animals R for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language.

Nocturnal Animals
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 Nocturnal Animals rated R? Nocturnal Animals is rated R by the MPAA for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language.

Violence:
- Brief non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Violent acts shown in realistic detail with blood and tissue damage.
- Infrequent references to sexual assault.
- Brief portrayal of sexual assault with no nudity and some detail.
- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence with little blood or detail.
- Depicting physical assault and injury.
- Occasional gory and grotesque images.
- Occasional upsetting or disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:
- Prolonged female buttock and frontal nudity in a non-sexual, artistic context.
- Nudity in a brief sexual situation.
- Sexual violence.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Crude content
- Implied sexual activity.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.

Profanity:
Approximately 90 instances of coarse language including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang.
- Infrequent use of vulgar expressions, profanity and cursing.
- Crude sexual references.
- Sexual language.
- Slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Tobacco use.
- Alcohol use.

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Nocturnal Animals
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Sexual Violence, Nudity, Disturbing Content.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Nudity, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Violence, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Nocturnal Animals"

Cast and Crew

Nocturnal Animals is directed by Tom Ford and stars Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon.

This movie is based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Nocturnal Animals movie is February 21, 2017. Here are some details…

Nocturnal Animals releases to home video on February 21, 2017.

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