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The Broken Hearts Gallery | 2020 | PG-13 | – 4.3.5

content-ratingsWhy is “The Broken Hearts Gallery” rated PG-13? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “sexual content throughout and some crude references, strong language and drug references.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a few implied sex scenes and a few kissing scenes between men and women and two women, discussions of relationships and breakups, several arguments about infidelity and business, and at least three audible F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


A young woman (Geraldine Viswanathan) that has trouble with letting go when relationships end, moves to New York to follow her dreams. When yet another relationship ends, she struggles to move on and she creates a gallery where people can leave recollections and mementos of past relationships behind. Also with Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Molly Gordon, Phillipa Soo, Suki Waterhouse, Sheila McCarthy, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Dales and Ego Nwodim. Directed by Natalie Krinsky. [Running Time: 1:48]

The Broken Hearts Gallery SEX/NUDITY 4

 – A young man and a young woman kiss passionately and they are shown lying in bed (we see his bare shoulders and chest and her bare shoulders with bras straps and sex is implied); they kiss and talk about having sex again as the scene ends. A young man and a young woman lie in bed together (sex is implied) and he is shirtless (we see his bare chest and shoulders). A young woman talks about another young woman, “masturbating all the time” and the other young woman holds a vibrator in her hand. People pose in a photo booth at a gallery and it looks like a person is holding a phallic prop.
 Two young women kiss in the background of a coffee shop. A young woman asks another young woman to teach her how to break up with someone; the second woman demonstrates and they kiss.
 Three young women snuggle on a sofa with a bottle of wine when one of them has gone through a breakup. A young woman leans back against a young man on a sofa while they drink glasses of whiskey.
 A young woman talks about her new girlfriend and describes her as having tiny bird bones and that she wants to “eat her up.” A young woman talks about having acquired noise-cancelling headphones for her roommates and one of them tells her that they don’t work because she is “so loud” (during sex). A man asks a young woman for another chance after cheating on her and breaking up with her. A man tells a young woman, “Our love story isn’t over.” A young woman tells a woman, “I know about all your lovers.” A young man tells a young woman, in front of a crowd of people, that he loves her and the people chant that the young woman should love him too. A young woman talks about her boyfriend taking out his retainer when they would “make out.” A reference is made to someone having a genital tattoo. A young woman says, “Before I get herpes and die.” A reference is made to someone “ghosting” someone else. A woman describes a man lying “naked next to a pond.” A woman says, “Never look at your body under a fluorescent light.”
 A young woman dances alone in her room and thrusts her hips.
 A young woman wears low-cut dresses in several scenes that reveal cleavage. A young woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage and is also slit up one side to reveal her bare leg to the mid-thigh. A woman in a restaurant wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage. A young woman wears short tops in a few scenes that reveal her bare abdomen. A T-shirt reads, “Keep your politics out of my uterus” with a drawing of a uterus and fallopian tubes.


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The Broken Hearts Gallery VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A young woman becomes upset while making an introductory speech at a gallery event; she sees her boyfriend talking to another woman in a very familiar way and when she storms off the stage, she falls to the floor (there are no injuries) and then is fired from her job. A young woman gets into a car on a street and the driver tells her to get out, and that he is not the hired car she was waiting for; they argue briefly and he drives her to her apartment while she tells him about a man having just broken up with her. A young woman thinks that a man has locked her in his car and she pounds on the window and yells (he has not locked her in). A young woman tries to go into a restaurant to speak to her ex; the hostess at the door stands in her way and another man slams into the first woman and carries her out onto the street. When a woman complains of a man manhandling her, another woman on the street yells at the man about abuse, chases him and hits him with her bag.
 A woman describes a birthday party being a murder and karaoke themed event; we see people dressed in costumes that include bloody wounds painted on them (one has blood on her throat like a slit, another has bloody bite marks on her neck, a man has a fake knife sticking out of his chest and a pregnant woman has a doll’s head arms and legs sticking out of her abdomen). Two young women knock on another young woman’s door and tell her that they are getting “smell complaints from the city” because she has locked herself in her room for so long; we see clutter in the room. A young woman is embarrassed when a man comes into her room and finds clutter and a collection of memorabilia from past relationships. Two young women pick up items in a room and try to throw them away when the occupant of the room complains and yells at her. A young woman describes gushing blood on a sanitary napkin in a threatening manner to a man when he comes to talk to another young woman.
 A young woman yells at a young man when she becomes convinced that he has cheated on her. A woman asks a man if this is where, “You’re going to murder me,” when they go to a building that’s being renovated. A young man yells at a young woman and tells her to get out. Two young women describe how they would kill a man and one says that she would drive over him with a truck several times. A man talks about not getting a loan for a business and that his dream is over. A husband and his wife talk about the person he would marry if she died. A young woman reads a letter where a woman describes her partner dying and that she kept a bottle of champagne that they planned to share. A young woman describes her mother as, “Her body is here but her mind is gone.” A man talks about his partner dying and that he was not able to move on. A young woman talks about breaking up with her boyfriend. A young woman talks about items that she has kept from past relationships and we see a large collection. A young woman says her boss would, “Skin me alive.” A young woman says, “I hope you die” to another person. Women discuss a woman helping to advance a man’s career. A man talks about people leaving him, disappointing him or dying. A young woman tells two other young women, “I hate both of you.” A reference is made to a person dying and a dog dying. A woman accuses a young man of bottling everything up. A young woman talks about “Thinking ahead to my death.” A young woman says, “I love you so much, I want to push you down the stairs.”
 A T-shirt reads, “Keep your politics out of my uterus,” with a drawing of a uterus and fallopian tubes. We see the outline of a body on a birthday cake. A young woman and a young man carry a filthy sofa through city streets and the man describes it as looking like “…rats live in it.” A man says that he kept a woman’s contact lenses after they broke up.


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The Broken Hearts Gallery LANGUAGE 5

 – About 4 F-words (1 bleeped), 1 obscene hand gesture, 6 sexual references, 15 scatological terms, 16 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, idiot, Harvard, Judge Judy, insane, ex memorial, stalkers, fantasy land, magical thinking, typical man, wild car, cynic, blast, irrational, morons, fraud, jealous, minimalist, lone wolf, pessimist, crazy, selfish, monster, weird, sneaky, liability, harder, creepy, honey, making a fool of yourself), exclamations (sue me, I swear, shut-up, jeez, enough, be quiet), 1 religious profanity (GD), 12 religious exclamations (e.g. My God, Oh My God, Oh God, Jesus). | profanity glossary |


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The Broken Hearts Gallery SUBSTANCE USE

 – A young woman drinks several shots of Tequila at a gallery event (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details), a man and a woman drink glasses of whiskey, two men drink shots of something at a restaurant, a young woman talks about waiting outside a liquor store for someone to buy them a box of wine and then they would drink through Twizzlers, a woman drinks a glass of wine, and a man offers a woman “water or booze.” A man describes his grandmother as having chewed tobacco and a woman holds a cigarette.


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The Broken Hearts Gallery DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Breaking up, moving on, heartbreak, dementia, STIs, social expectations, regret, dreams, honesty, managing expectations.

The Broken Hearts Gallery MESSAGE

 – Pain is inevitable; it’s what you do with it that matters.

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