Bottoms Parent Guide
Picking a fight.
Rating & Content Info
Why is Bottoms rated R? Bottoms is rated R by the MPAA for crude sexual content, pervasive language and some violence
This film is so full of negative content that we do not expect our critics to sit through it. The following content information has been obtained from government and other rating agencies.
Violence: Violence is non-stop and occasionally lethal and is seen as comic material. There are frequent scenes where teens in a fight club punch each other, leaving multiple bloody facial injuries. A character fights a boxer and gets knocked unconscious. An athlete is impaled - the apparently fatal injury is seen from afar and is supposed to be funny. An athlete is kicked in the face and it bursts, spraying blood. A character talks about blowing up a school. One scene features a brawl where characters beat each other up. A person bites a guy’s leg and blood is visible. Several athletes are beaten to the point of unconsciousness or death and their limp bodies are shown along with dead characters laid out in puddles of blood. Characters joke about sexual assault. Homophobia is joked about.
Sexual Content: There is frequent talk about sex in general and lesbian sex in specific, often with some detail about sexual acts or anatomy. A couple is heard having sex off-screen. A male teen is seen without a shirt. There are scenes of straight and same-sex couples kissing and making out, sometimes in bed, and removing clothing (underwear remains on).
Profanity: The script contains over 150 uses of profanity, including numerous sexual expletives (often in sexual contexts), scatological curses, minor profanities, and terms of deity. Homophobic slurs are frequently heard. There are numerous crude terms for male and female sexual anatomy.
Drugs/Alcohol: A character smokes a cigar. (It could also be a large marijuana joint.)
Page last updated August 30, 2023
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Cast and Crew
Bottoms is directed by Emma Seligman and stars Rachel Sennott, Ayo Edebiri, Ruby Cruz, Havana Rose Liu, Nicholas Galitzine, Marshawn Lynch.