Hillbilly Elegy Parent Guide
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Rating & Content Info
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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Cast and Crew
Hillbilly Elegy is directed by Ron Howard and stars Haley Bennett, Amy Adams, and Glenn Close.