O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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|MPAA||Rated PG-13 for some violence and language|
Sex & Nudity
- 3 women seduce the the three male characters, there is suggestive touching but nothing more.
- Three women are washing clothes in a river. Their clothes are wet and clinging; some cleavage shown.
- There is one use of the word "fornicate".
Violence & Gore
- A burning cross tips over at a KKK rally; it's implied that one person is killed.
- One of the protagonists throws a torch thrown by the police right back at them, landing in hay near an Armored Ammunition Vehicle, which causes the bullets and guns to set off.
- A man shoots at police and cows (little blood). Bullets are shown striking one of the cows.
- A car runs over a cow.
- Two men get beaten by a man with a big stick (little blood).
- A man squishes a frog in his hand, killing it, then throws it away.
- Pete is whipped by the sheriff's men in an attempt to find out where the other two men are (very little blood).
- A large burning crucifix falls on a crowd of KKK members, killing one in particular (offscreen).
- There is a fist fight between two men (unrealistic). One of the men is later hurled out of the store as a result by the proprietor.
- A surge of water engulfs a house and farm land, killing several men.
- Other ethnic slurs that are used are "darkies", "jews", "colored", "crackers".
- There are several use of " son of a bitch ".
- Hell is used.
- SOB is used throughout the movie. The slur "n_grah" is used; it sounds very close to the N-word. D_mn is used regularly in the first half hour. God D_mn_t is used once in the burning barn as well as several times by various characters including Everett, a radio executive, and Papi O'Dannel (the incumbent governor of Mississippi).
- Ass is also used a few times (also the use of Smart-ass at least once).
- Also, Papist is also used once (Papist is a slur towards someone who is Roman Catholic)
- One character gets baptized, and another character makes fun at him for his beliefs. He also makes light of an off-screen incident in which another character sells his soul to the Devil.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- A woman makes a man drink from a container that could appear to contain alcohol.
- Governor chews on a cigar.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- A KKK rally is depicted. This scene features torches, a noose, and a burning cross.
- A number of death threats are made but never carried out, some police brutality, most of it is in a funny way so it isn't too intense.
- The KKK rally could be disturbing to some viewers.
- A bank gets robbed. This scene features an unpredictable robber, frightened bank customers, and loud bursts of gunfire.
- Much of the violence, while presented in a comedic fashion, is extremely dark/warped/disturbing.
- A man is sentenced to death.
- There is also an instance where the African-American guitarist discusses how he "sold his soul to the devil" in order to gain his musical abilities.
- It is clearly implied that the Sheriff (who always wears dark sunglasses) is Satan himself.
- Though played for humor, some children might find the skewered and roasted gophers disturbing.