A young woman (Mia Wasikowska) sets out to do the impossible -- walk across 1700 miles of Australian desert -- with one dog, four camels and a load of loneliness as her companions.
Why Is Tracks Rated PG-13?
Tracks is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some partial nudity, disturbing images and brief strong language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Tracks...
A woman undertakes a peril journey. A white man hits an aboriginal person (off screen). Wild animals charge characters—some are shot with a gun (on screen) and blood is shown. Male camels’ aggressive mating behavior is depicted. People hit camels. Characters tell lies and go back on their word. A camel is castrated and his bloody testicles are shown. Animals are killed for food. Dead animal bodies are shown—sometimes when they are to be eaten and other times as rotting carcasses. A camel collapses because of exertion and heat. An animal vomits after eating poison and has to be put down. A suicide in mentioned.
A couple kisses and is later shown sleeping together (bare shoulders are seen). Camel mating behavior is discussed and a man holds his crotch to demonstrate what he means by “rut season”. A women who expects no contact with other people wanders around in her underwear (panties) or naked. Bare backs, buttocks and female side breast nudity are briefly seen. A woman is shown skinny-dipping (with some obscured nudity) and in a bathtub (bare shoulders are shown). Sexual slang terms are used infrequently.
A strong sexual expletive is heard and another is muttered—both are used in non-sexual contexts. Scatological slang and slurs are infrequently used.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Young adults drink and smoke at a party.
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The accounts of others who have crossed the outback are found in the movies Rabbit-Proof Fence (also a true story) and Australia (purely fiction). Saving Mr. Banks also reveals the inner demons of a young girl who grew up in a remote corner of the Outback.