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J. Edgar Hoover is best known for founding and being the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But there are many things about the man's personal life (as depicted in this biographically inspired movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio) that had the potential to reflect poorly on the image of the FBI.
Why Is J. Edgar Rated R?
J. Edgar is rated R for brief strong language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in J. Edgar...
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Brief portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Depictions of fighting, shooting, beating and explosion.
- Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand conflict and weapons use (little blood or detail shown).
- Some scenes may frighten children.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.
- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent use of sexual slurs, mild sexual references, and profanity.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use.
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Leonardo DiCaprio plays another iconic figure, Howard Hughes, in the movie The Aviator. Biographical dramas of other controversial famous faces can be found in the films: Frost / Nixon, Malcolm X, The Social Network and Me and Orson Welles.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of J. Edgar...
,i>J. Edgar releases to home video on February 21, 2012.