Hillbilly Elegy parents guide

Hillbilly Elegy Parent Guide

Going back home isn't always easy.

Release date November 24, 2020

Netflix: J.D. Vance has struggled hard to get away from his dysfunctional south Ohio family, joining the Marines and then attending law school at Yale. On the even of an important job interview, J.D. is dragged back home to handle a family emergency, and now has to reconcile his relationships with his own personal progress.

Why is Hillbilly Elegy rated R? The MPA rated Hillbilly Elegy R for language throughout, drug content and some violence.

Run Time: 116 minutes

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Why is Hillbilly Elegy rated R? Hillbilly Elegy is rated R by the MPAA for language throughout, drug content and some violence.

The movie contains approximately 85 instances of coarse and/or sexual language. This includes frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of sexual slurs
Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence, some in a domestic violence context - little blood, no detail; infrequent portrayals of self-harm wounds and medical emergencies - some blood, little detail
Infrequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and illegal substance use, some in an addiction context. There is a scene of drug use involving nitrous oxide.

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Hillbilly Elegy is directed by Ron Howard and stars Haley Bennett, Amy Adams, and Glenn Close.