The Power of the Dog parents guide

The Power of the Dog Parent Guide

Go West, young man. But not this far West.

Release date December 1, 2021

Netflix: Part Western, part psychological thriller, this is the story of Phil Burbank, a charismatic but cruel rancher who torments his sister-in-law and her teenage son.

Why is The Power of the Dog rated R? The MPA rated The Power of the Dog R for brief sexual content, full nudity

Run Time: 126 minutes

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Why is The Power of the Dog rated R? The Power of the Dog is rated R by the MPAA for brief sexual content, full nudity

Infrequent use of cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
Infrequent portrayals of violence towards animals, animal butchery, castration, and vivisection most in a ranching context - little blood, some detail; infrequent portrayals of animal carcasses - some blood and detail
Brief portrayal of sexual activity - no nudity or detail
Infrequent portrayals of injury and wounds - some blood and detail
Infrequent references to suicide and death - some detail
Infrequent male frontal and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
Infrequent portrayals of tobacco use in a recreational context; frequent portrayals of alcohol use in an addiction context

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Cast and Crew

The Power of the Dog is directed by Jane Campion and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee.