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In this dramatized biography, actor Jamie Foxx blinds his eyes with prosthetics and relies on his own musical abilities in order to step into the role of Ray Charles.
Why Is Ray Rated PG-13?
Ray is rated PG-13 for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements.
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Parents planning on sharing this film with their teens need to enter with their eyes open. The strong anti-drug message is hard-hitting, but his attitude toward women, heavy tobacco use, and Ray’s dogged desire to reach the top at any cost, ends this life story of an incredible performer on a blue note.
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