Don't Look Now (1973) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • The man takes a bath his bare butt is shown. The woman too takes bath and her breasts and butt are briefly shown.
  • Depictions of sexual and nonsexual nudity occur throughout the film, but is graphic nonetheless.
  • There is a sex scene between a man and woman with action intercut throughout the scene. Frontal nudity is shown in the scene, including bare breasts and very brief lower nudity, which can be visibly shown briefly in the scene. The couple is shown passionately kissing and making love with each other.

Violence & Gore

  • Some intense material related to the death of a couple's young daughter--this is set at the forefront of the film's plot.
  • Intense visions/hallucinations of violence, particularly a man's young daughter drowning in a pond.


  • Some brief but strong swear words are used.
  • some strong language. 1 use of the f-bombs, some uses of the s word and other mild profanity and uses of religious profanity

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Adults drink in the film casually

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A very eerie and intense atmosphere throughout, which accompanies the film.
  • Extremely mature and potentially upsetting thematic material throughout, involving themes of death, loss, grief and intense heartbreak.
  • Throughout the film there is mention of a serial murderer loose in Venice. The killer, though seldom seen, is a menacing presence throughout much of the film.
  • A man with "second sight" envisions his young daughter drowning in a pond. He runs out and pulls her from the water, wailing in anguish as tries to revive her without success.
  • The scene described in the gore section may frighten children.


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Violence & Gore

  • The only gore is at the end when a man's neck is cut with a straight razor and blood leaks out.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The ending will depress and potentially unsettle sensitive viewers.

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