Why Is Don’t Worry Darling Rated R?
Directed by Olivia Wilde and featuring an all-star cast, Don’t Worry Darling has been making headlines since its announcement. The mystery-thriller recently got an ‘R’ rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). That means the film is restricted for viewers under the age of 17 years old or younger than that unless the moviegoer is accompanied by an adult guardian.
Reasons for the Rating
Don’t Worry Darling has been given an ‘R’ rating for certain scenes and language that can be considered inappropriate for younger viewers. The film contains:
- Strong and/or coarse language
- Violence and disturbed behavior
- Adult content
Violence and Disturbed Behavior
The ‘R’ rating is largely due to intense scenes of violence and disturbed behavior. Don’t Worry Darling features moral tension and unexpected twists that may be upsetting to some viewers. It has been noted that the violence in the film is not gratuitous, but necessary to advance the story.
Don’t Worry Darling is also rated ‘R’ for some sexual content and adult themes. There are certain scenes which can be considered too provocative or explicit for younger viewers. It should be noted that adults should be prepared for moments of surprise and unease in certain cases.
Don’t Worry Darling has been given an ‘R’ rating for scenes of violence and disturbed behavior, as well as adult content. While the violence may be necessary to advance the story, some viewers may experience moments of surprise and unease due to the intense scenes and provocative sexual content. As always, parents should consider the age-appropriateness of the film before deciding to take their children to the screening.
3. Are there other films with similar subject matter that have a lower rating?
Yes, there are other films with similar subject matter that have lower ratings than the film you are looking at. Examples of these are: “Theatricality” (4.1/10 on IMDb), “Sanctum” (3.3/10), “The Descent” (6.7/10), and “The Grudge” (5.2/10).
5. Does the R-rating limit its accessibility compared to movies with lower ratings?
Yes, the R-rating does limit its accessibility as compared to movies with lower ratings. The R-rating limits the potential audience and market of the movie, as many theatres and cable companies will not show or play R-rated movies. Additionally, those under 17 typically must be accompanied by an adult to watch an R-rated movie, further limiting the potential audience.
2. How would the movie’s rating be different if it had been shown without the objectionable content?
Without the objectionable content, it is likely that the movie’s rating would have been PG-13 or lower. This is due to the fact that movies with objectionable content usually carry higher ratings such as R or NC-17.
1. What objectionable content in the movie led to its R-rating?
In Ellen Sandweiss’ “House of 50 Corpses,” the movie was given an R rating by the MPAA due to strong sadistic violence/gore, language, and some drug use. It also featured nudity, sexual content, and adult situations that were deemed too unsuitable for younger viewers.