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Rock of Ages

Overall D

Tom Cruise plays a heavy metal superstar in the film adaptation of the 2006 Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Set in the 1980s, the story also follows two aspiring performers who find love while seeking fame in Hollywood.

Release date June 15, 2012

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

Why is Rock of Ages rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Rock of Ages PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language.

Run Time: 123 minutes

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Rock of Ages
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Rock of Ages rated PG-13? Rock of Ages is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language.

Violence: A baboon fires a gun. A woman throws a drink in a man’s face. An animal trashes a man’s office. A man is punched.

Sexual Content: Prostitutes walk the street. Strippers, in tiny costumes, pole dance. A depiction of a woman with open legs is seen atop a building. Characters make crude comments about male and female anatomy. A man places his hand on women’s breasts. Characters kiss (including with tongues) on several occasions. Women lick a man. He is seen in bed with several women. A political figure and his secretary engage in sexual play in a church using Rosary Beads. Characters are seen in their underwear, bikinis and other revealing clothing. A man discusses a sexual act with his employee. A man wears an elaborate codpiece and chaps that reveal his buttocks. Characters undress and engage in sexual romping. Characters repeatedly grope one another. Thrusting and other suggestive dance moves are frequently portrayed. Homosexual characters confess their love and kiss. A woman gets a condom cover stuck in her hair. Other crude depictions and bodily functions are included.

Language: The script includes a strong sexual expletive, a crude hand gesture, scatological slang, crude sexual language and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Heavy drinking is frequently portrayed in a bar setting. A brief drug depiction is shown. A man smokes a cigar.

Other: A character pees on a man’s shoe.

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Rock of Ages
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Children, Sexual Content, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Rock of Ages is directed by Adam Shankman and stars Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Rock of Ages movie is October 9, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Rock of Ages

Release Date: 9 October 2012

Rock of Ages releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Rock of Ages: Legends of the Sunset Strip

- The Stories We Sing

- 7 Defining a Decade Featurettes

- Selected Song Access

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Other Broadway musicals have found a second life on the big screen. Among them are Mamma Mia!, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, South Pacific, The King and I, Evita and Dreamgirls.

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