Moonlight
(14A) Coarse Language
Synopsis:
Drama. Three vignettes from the life of a young black man who is struggling to find himself, first as a child (Alex Hibbert), then a teenager (Ashton Sanders), and finally as an adult (Trevante Rhodes).

Content Elements:
Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of profanity and sexual slurs
Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and detail
Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity – no nudity, some detail
Infrequent portrayals of smoking, alcohol use, and illegal substance use – some detail


Thematic Elements:
Codes of masculinity
Loneliness and isolation
Identity and awareness


Classification Rationale:
Rated 14A for coarse language, violence, and sexual content in a dramatic context

Classification Date:
10/20/2016