A Single Man parents guide

A Single Man

Release date December 25, 2009

Set in 1962, A Single Man follows a single day in the life of an English professor (Colin Firth), who is trying to find meaning in his life after the death of his lover Jim (Matthew Goode).

Why is A Single Man rated R? The MPAA rated A Single Man R for some disturbing images and nudity/sexual content.

A Single Man
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 A Single Man rated R? A Single Man is rated R by the MPAA for some disturbing images and nudity/sexual content.

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


- Some scenes may frighten children.

- Brief portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Portrayal of a corpse (some blood and detail shown).

- Portrayal of attempted suicide.

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent use of sexual language.

- Mild sexual references.

- Frequent buttock nudity shown in non-sexual contexts.

- Implied portrayal of a bodily function.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, vulgar expressions and slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco and alcohol use.

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A Single Man
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Nudity
Alberta PG Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Disturbing Content, Nudity.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Nudity.
Quebec G Not recommend for young children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

A Single Man is directed by Tom Ford and stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of A Single Man movie is July 6, 2010. Here are some details…

A Single Man releases to DVD and Blu-ray on July 6, 2010.

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Colin Firth comically plays other characters facing emotional struggles, such as a man who embraces homosexuality in Mamma Mia and a morning widower in Nanny McPhee .