Study Guide

American Beauty Shock Rating

Shock Rating

R

Where to begin? There's lots of R- and even a little NC-17-rated language in the flick, along with romance/flirting/fantasizing between a teen girl and an adult.

Mix in a couple of instances of nudity, drug use, lots of references to homophobia and Nazism, and you've got a movie that isn't suitable for the Disney crowd.

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