Z for Zachariah parents guide

Z for Zachariah

Radiation poisoning has left only three survivors on Earth.

Overall C+

As far as they know, Ann Burden (Margot Robbie), Caleb (Chris Pine) and Loomis (Chiwetel Ejiofor) are the last human survivors in the world. Now the future of mankind is caught up in a rather awkward love triangle.

Release date August 28, 2015

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

Why is Z for Zachariah rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Z for Zachariah PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, partial nudity, and brief strong language.

Run Time: 95 minutes

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Z for Zachariah
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Z for Zachariah rated PG-13? Z for Zachariah is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for a scene of sexuality, partial nudity, and brief strong language.

Note:Z for Zachariah is opening in limited theaters and on Video-On-Demand.

Hunting and trap setting are depicted – dead animals are shown. Gun threats occur. Fear of radiation poisoning causes panic and physical attacks. Stories are told of a sick boy begging to be shot and of men killing one another with their bare hands. A character confesses to killing some one. Another murder is implied.

Sexual Content:
Characters are shown bathing (nudity is obscured). Shirtless men are seen. Embracing, passionate kissing and fondling are shown. A couple undresses one another (nudity obscured). Sexual relations are strongly implied. An un-married sexual relationship is alluded to. Sensual shots of a woman’s legs are shown. A man hints at the possibility of having children with a woman and later verbally expresses sexual interest in her. A drunk man forcefully presses himself against a trapped girl and tries to kiss her. A woman is seen using a toilet and then pulling up her underwear (no nudity shown). A couple dances in a close embrace. A woman undresses down to her underwear and invites a man to have sex with her. Characters swim in their underwear.

A sexual expletive is used in a non-sexual context. A scatological slang word is heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
A character drinks a lot of beer until he is inebriated. An experienced drinker gets tipsy on wine. Wine is frequently consumed with dinner. Characters get drunk and a hangover is mentioned. Medicine is injected into a person’s arm.

Religious characters pray before meals. A young woman seeks solace in an abandoned church and prays to God.

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Z for Zachariah
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta PG Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba 14A Sexual Content.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

Z for Zachariah is directed by Craig Zobel and stars Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Z for Zachariah movie is October 20, 2015. Here are some details…

Z fFor Zachariah releases to home video (DvVD or Blu-ray) on October 20, 2015.

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Planet of the Apes is another tale about human survival in a post-apocalyptic world. In Cast Away, a lone man survives a plane crash and tries to stay alive on a disserted island. The movie The Secret of NIMH is also based on a Robert C. O’Brien novel.

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