Tulip Fever Parent Guide
The attraction of art.
Rating & Content Info
Why is Tulip Fever rated R? Tulip Fever is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content and nudity.
- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Nudity in a non-sexual context.
- Nudity in a sexual situation.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Crude content.
- Sexual innuendo.
- Use of profanity.
- Limited use of slurs.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Tobacco use.
Page last updated August 2, 2017
News About "Tulip Fever"
Tulip Fever is a fictional, cautionary tale set within a historical, cautionary tale.
The story follows an orphan girl named Sophia (Alicia Vikander) who was encouraged to accept a marriage proposal from a much older gentleman (Christoph Waltz) to secure her future. Later, her wealthy husband hires a young artist (Dane DeHaan) to paint her portrait, and the unhappily wed woman begins an affair with the painter. Of course, their relationship eventually comes to the attention of her angry and possessive spouse.
Meanwhile, 17th century Amsterdam is in the midst of Tulip Mania, a crazy time in Dutch history where the selling and trading of tulip bulbs reached dizzying dollars. The ridiculousness of the speculation eventually crashed the commodity market, taking the Netherland’s economy and many of the citizens down with it.
Moral of both stories? Poor judgment in love and/or money can be disastrous!
Tulip Fever is rated R by the MPAA, and the trailer for the film includes glimpses of the naked and caressing adulterous couple. Other cast members include Cara Delevingne and Judi Dench.
In keeping with the period, the art shown in the production looks much like that created in the Netherlands during the 1600s. You can learn more about one of the famous painters of that time in the documentary Tim’s Vermeer.
Cast and Crew
Tulip Fever is directed by Justin Chadwick and stars Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, Cara Delevingne, Judi Dench.
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Dane DeHaan also worked with Cara Delevingne in the movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Alicia Vikander stars in The Light Between Oceans and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Judi Dench has had a long acting career and can be seen in Philomena, Spectre and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.