Trance parents guide


A dangerous stupor of thought...

Just because Simon (James McAvoy) can't remember the details of the thief of a painting, doesn't mean he isn't in trouble with the other criminals involved in the robbery. He hopes the skill of a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) will jog his memory and save his life.

Why is Trance rated R? The MPAA rated Trance R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, 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 Trance rated R? Trance is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language.

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


- Brief visually explicit violence.

- Depictions of beating, fighting, shooting, choking and mutilation.

- Domestic violence, with blood, brutality, and some detailed wounds shown.

- Prolonged and graphic portrayal of torture and brutality (suffering and blood shown).

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity, with breast nudity and some detail shown.

- Infrequent male buttock and female frontal nudity (depicting breasts, buttocks and genitalia) in a non-sexual context.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling

- Sexual innuendo and references.

- Simulated and implied sexual activity


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Infrequent use of profanity

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- -References to drugs, alcohol or tobacco use.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Nudity.
Alberta 18A
Manitoba 14A Violence, Sexual Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Eroticism.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video

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News About "Trance"

Cast and Crew

Trance is directed by Danny Boyle and stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Tuppence Middleton.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Trance movie is July 23, 2013. Here are some details…

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James McAvoy appears in other movies including X-Men: First Class, The Conspirator and The Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Hypnotherapy is used to help a mentally ill patient who thinks he’s an alien in K-PAX.