Anna Karenina parents guide

Anna Karenina Parent Guide

Release date November 15, 2012

This artsy adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's story follows the life of Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley), an aristocrat living during the twilight of the Russian Empire, who betrays her husband (Jude Law) and social standing when she engages in an affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson).

Why is Anna Karenina rated R? The MPA rated Anna Karenina R R for some sexuality and violence.

Run Time: 130 minutes

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Anna Karenina
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Anna Karenina rated R? Anna Karenina is rated R by the MPAA R for some sexuality and violence.

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


- Brief non-graphic violence.

- Scene depicting evisceration.

- Scene of violence depicting suicide.

- Brief portrayal of a corpse, with blood and gory detail.

- Some scenes may frighten children.Sexual Content:

- Three sexually suggestive scenes.

- Nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual language, innuendo and references.


- Infrequent use of mild cursing.

- Limited use of slurs.

Drug and Alcohol Use:

-Frequent portrayals of tobacco use and alcohol consumption.

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News About "Anna Karenina"

Anna Karenina is based on a novel by the Russian author, Leo Tolstoy.

Cast and Crew

Anna Karenina is directed by Joe Wright and stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Anna Karenina movie is February 18, 2013. Here are some details…

Anna Karenina releases to home video on February 19, 2013., with the following extras:

- Deleted Scenes

- Anna Karenina: An Epic Story About Love

- Adapting Tolstoy

- Keira as Anna

- On the Set with Director Joe Wright

- Dressing Anna

- Anna Karenina: Time-Lapse Photography

- Feature Commentary with Director Joe Wright

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Another film version of this story was made in 1948, with Vivien Leigh playing Anna Karenina. The creative team behind this adaptation has taken much artistic license with the story and its setting, much like 2007 movie Marie Antoinette. Director Joe Wright also worked with actress Keira Knightley on Pride & Prejudice.