Overall D-

Hoping to attract the teen crowd to the box office, this R-rated film about the sex lives of restaurant workers and the practical jokes they play on their customers, gives the fast-food industry a bad taste.

Release date October 6, 2005

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

Why is Waiting rated R? The MPAA rated Waiting R for strong crude and sexual humor, pervasive language and some drug use.

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Waiting rated R? Waiting is rated R by the MPAA for strong crude and sexual humor, pervasive language and some drug use.

It may be R-rated, but this film is still targeted to teen audiences (a continuing joke involves the 40-something manager and a 20-something employee both counting down the days until a female employee turns 18 so they can have sex with her). Profanities are continuous, with well over 100 uses of the sexual expletive. Illegal drugs and alcohol are used without concern, casual sex with multiple partners is boasted about, and highly inappropriate workplace behavior is depicted. Two quick shots of male and female genitals are also included.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A frequent coarse & sexual language.
Alberta 18A Crude Sexual Content, Substance Abuse.
Manitoba 18A Coarse Language,Crude Content, Tobacco Use/Promotion.Coarse Language, Crude Content-----
Quebec 16+ Vulgar Language.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A

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News About "Waiting"

Cast and Crew

Waiting is directed by and stars Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick Benedict..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Waiting movie is February 6, 2006. Here are some details…

Parents will want to be aware that Waiting… will be release to DVD in both a rated and unrated version, possibly allowing even more objectionable content to be dished up.

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