Straight Outta Compton parents guide

Straight Outta Compton Parent Guide

Is it art -- or just a way to glamorize gang culture?

Release date August 14, 2015

This movie dramatizes the lives of five youth from Compton, California who formed a controversial music group called NWA and introduced the world to gangsta rap.

Why is Straight Outta Compton rated R? The MPA rated Straight Outta Compton R for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use.

Run Time: 147 minutes

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Straight Outta Compton
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Straight Outta Compton rated R? Straight Outta Compton is rated R by the MPAA for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use.

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Depictions of fighting, beating and rioting.
- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence, with little detail.
- Occasional upsetting or disturbing scenes.
- Bullying.

Sexual Content:
-Nudity (depicting breasts, buttocks and pubic region), shown in sexual and non-sexual contexts;
- Infrequent portrayals of implied sexual activity, with brief breast nudity and little detail.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Crude content
- Embracing and kissing

Approximately 660 instances of coarse language.
- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Pervasive use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Frequent portrayals of illegal drug use for recreational purposes.
- Two scenes of drug use involving marijuana.
- Substance abuse.
- Alcohol use.
- Tobacco use.

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News About "Straight Outta Compton"

Note: O'Shea Jackson Jr., who plays Ice Cube in the movie, is actually the son of the famous rapper.

Learn more about NWA, and the group’s members: Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren.

From The Studio:
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. Written by Universal Pictures.

Cast and Crew

Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray and stars O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Straight Outta Compton movie is January 19, 2016. Here are some details…

Straight Otta Compton releases to home video on January 19, 2016.

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The lives of other down-and-out musicians are told in the movies Walk the Line, Jersey Boys and Get On Up. The power of music is also explored in The Singing Revolution.

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