The East parents guide

The East Parent Guide

Release date May 31, 2013

When Sarah Moss (Brit Marling) goes undercover to infiltrate an anarchist group called The East, she finds herself more influenced than expected by the their philosophy and suddenly questioning her mission.

Why is The East rated PG-13? The MPA rated The East PG-13 for thematic elements, violence, some disturbing images, sexual content and partial nudity.

Run Time: 116 minutes

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The East
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 The East rated PG-13? The East is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements, violence, some disturbing images, sexual content and partial nudity.

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


- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

-  Depictions of beating, stabbing and shooting.

- Infrequent hand-to-hand and weapons violence with no blood or detail.

- Brief portrayal of a corpse.

- Portrayal of animal evisceration with some blood and detail.

- Portrayal of a surgical procedure with some blood and detail.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Brief buttock nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Mild sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of scatological slang.

- Infrequent cursing, profanity and vulgar expressions.

- Infrequent sexual references, once in the context of a sexual slur.

- Limited use of slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- References to drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco.

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Cast and Crew

The East is directed by Zal Batmanglij and stars Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Ritter, Julia Ormond, Ellen Page.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The East movie is September 17, 2013. Here are some details…

The East releases to home video (Blu-ray and DVD) on September 17, 2013. Bonus extras include:

- Behind the Scenes: Two Brothers: Collaboration, Cause and Effect: The Movement of The East, Examining the Moral Gray.

- Blu-ray Exclusive Features:

- The East Exposed: The Story

- Off the Grid: Creating the Story

- Casting The East

- Deleted Scenes

- DigitalHD

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Ellen Page, who also stars in this film, can be seen in Inception, another movie where it is difficult to discern what is truth.