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MPAA Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality

Sex & Nudity

  • A boy can hear his mom and her husband having sex in the next room.
  • Three implied sex scenes, no on-screen nudity.
  • John says, "Show us your jugs," to a girl.
  • A boy shows his penis to two girls (shot from the back).
  • John makes out with several girls.
  • When John meets Paul, he makes a joke referencing masturbation.
  • There is a scene were John exits a bathroom with a girl and it is implied they have just had sex.
  • There is a somewhat brief scene in which John sticks his hand up a girl's skirt and fingers her as she moans, then he drops his pants and she gets on her knees and the scene ends (it's implied that this is a daydream).
  • A great amount of the sexual references are implied.

Violence & Gore

  • There is a scene were John is shown throwing 2 punches, one resulting in a bloody nose and in the other the character is being pushed to the ground.


  • When The Quarryman are about to play their songs, John Lennon says, "Let's fucking do it"
  • Around 30 F-words through the film.
  • Strong profanity is a constant feature throughout the film including cock, balls, dick, etc.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Frequent scenes involving characters smoking throughout film.
  • Characters are shown consuming alcohol on various occasions.
  • There are also scenes of underage drinking by John and his bandmates.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Violence & Gore

  • A woman is hit by a car driven by an off-duty policeman and killed.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Julia is hit by a car and killed, and she is shown dead on the ground. This has a profound emotional effect on John.

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