Kinds of Kindness parents guide

Kinds of Kindness Parent Guide

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Release date June 28, 2024

Theaters: A story in three parts following a man seeking to break free from his predetermined path, a cop questioning his wife's demeanor after her return from a supposed drowning, and a woman searching for an individual prophesied to become a renowned spiritual guide.

Why is Kinds of Kindness rated R? The MPA rated Kinds of Kindness R for strong/disturbing violent content, strong sexual content, full nudity and language.

Run Time: 164 minutes

Kinds of Kindness
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Why is Kinds of Kindness rated R? Kinds of Kindness is rated R by the MPAA for strong/disturbing violent content, strong sexual content, full nudity and language.

Violence: Weapons violence involves firearms, bladed weapons, a motor vehicle, and a club. A person dumps someone on a parking lot and runs over him. A person goes through a windshield in a traffic accident.  A person severs their thumb and it is later cooked and served. There’s brief mention of survival cannibalism. A woman is seen bruised, with a black eye and domestic violence is implied. A person is shot in the hand. A person is hit with a club. A person falls into an empty pool and is shown with bloody injuries. A dog is slashed in the leg with a knife. There’s a discussion of miscarriages and abortions and blood is seen in a toilet. People are hit. A woman is knocked out with an injection and is raped. A dog is seen hanging by the neck.
Sexual Content: A video of group sex is briefly seen: characters are naked and a variety of sexual acts are indicated. A woman is drugged and raped. There are extended cuts of women with bare breasts. Scenes involve partially visible male and female genitalia. A passionate french kiss is seen in close-up. A woman is briefly seen masturbating: there is no explicit nudity but her hand is down her pants. People discuss sex. Off-screen sex is audible.
Profanity: Excessive profanity includes abundant use of a sexual expletive and a crude term for male genitals.
Drugs/Alcohol: Teens are briefly seen drinking alcohol. A woman is given knockout drops in an alcoholic drink. People consume alcohol in bars, at home, and with meals. People are seen smoking cigarettes and vaping.

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Cast and Crew

Kinds of Kindness is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and stars Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe.