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Lucy

Released

Jul 25, 2014

MPAA Rating

R

Director

Luc Besson

Cast

Scarlett Johansson
Morgan Freeman
Analeigh Tipton

Studio

2014 Universal Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: Lucy.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.

Synopsis

Things seem to be going badly for Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), who is caught up in a deal-gone-wrong. But things are about to get even worse for her captors, once Lucy morphs into an unstoppable woman of rage.

Content Details

Why Is Lucy Rated R?

Lucy is rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Lucy...

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

Violence:
- Frequent explicit violence, with acts shown in a realistic manner (detail, blood and tissue damage).
- Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, with some blood and detail.
- Infrequent portrayals of transformations in a science fiction context.
- Depictions of beating, shooting and stabbing.
- Occasional gory and grotesque images.
- Occasional upsetting or disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:
- Sexually suggestive scene.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.

Language:
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Infrequent portrayals of illegal drug use and its effects.
- Substance abuse.
- Tobacco use.

Extra info about this movie

From The Studio:

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Lucy also stars Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman and is produced by Virginie Besson-Silla for EuropaCorp. Universal Pictures will distribute the movie worldwide, except for France, Benelux and China.

—Written by Universal Pictures

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Scarlett Johansson plays Natasha Romanoff (AKA: The Black Widow), another super woman who appears in Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
14A Violence.
AB 14A
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Gory Scenes.
ON 14A Subtitled, Graphic Violence.
QC 13+ Violence.
NB
NS
NL
PE
14A

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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teacher says: Jul. 26, 2014

I live in the U.S. and I went to see the movie “Lucy” today and what disturbed me the most was the number of parents who brought their children (under age 10) to see this movie. It is a very intensely, violent and gory film, with a host of images that would be very disturbing to young children. “Lucy” deals with a fascinating subject: brain capacity theory and asks questions about what being human really means. But I think the producer could have made just as thrilling and convincing story without the extreme violence and gore. I know I’m not going to change the world with my opinions, but I just get disturbed when I see innocent, young minds being exposed to these images and ideas. I am an adult and I can choose the books I read and movies I see. But as parents we have the responsibility to screen what our young children are exposed to. I find this irresponsible. I can still remember details of one of the first movies my father took me to when I was under the age of 8. They are wonderful images. I sure wouldn’t want the details I saw today locked in my memory forever! I understand the rating system is used as a guideline. An “R” rating is recommended for audiences over 17 years old. There is a reason for this. Even though a younger child is allowed to attend with a parent, it’s still up to the parent to decide what’s appropriate for their child. I just think a responsible parent would preview a film first. I saw a woman bring her 4 children under the age of 10 into this film; one was being wheeled in a stroller no less. In my opinion, this is a case of irresponsible parenting; this is clearly not a film for young children. I am an educator and I have a moral and legal responsibility to preview every book and film I share with my class. Why aren’t parents doing the same?

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