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Bros | 2022 | R | – 7.3.10

content-ratingsWhy is “Bros” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “strong sexual content, language throughout and some drug use.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes several sex scenes between men of various numbers, a couple of implied sex scenes between two men, several kissing scenes between men, several discussions of gay history, a few scenes of play wrestling, a few scenes of testosterone and steroid use, several arguments, and over 50 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


When two men (Luke Macfarlane & Billy Eichner) meet and start dating they don’t know what to do since neither thinks they want to be in a relationship. That is, until the threat of losing each other becomes apparent. Also with Kristin Chenoweth, Monica Raymund, Dot-Marie Jones, Jim Rash, Debra Messing, Amy Schumer, Guillermo Diaz, Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bearse, Brock Ciarlelli, Harvey Fierstein, Eve Lindley, Bowen Yang, Matthew Wilkas and Miss Lawrence. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. [Running Time: 1:55]

Bros SEX/NUDITY 7

 – Two shirtless men kiss on a sofa (we see their bare chests and shoulder), one man moans and the camera cuts to show two other men performing oral sex on the man (we see their bare backs and buttocks and we hear kissing sounds).
 Three men kiss in a bedroom, a fourth man enters the room and tries to participate (we see their bare chests, abdomens, backs and legs); they all end up on a bed and two of the men have sex with thrusting while the third man massages the fourth man’s legs. Two men message each other on a dating app and one goes to the other’s apartment; they remove their shirts (we see their bare chests, abdomen and backs), kiss and move to a bed where one lies on top of the other, they kiss, lie next to each other and masturbate below the frame; they both climax and one offers the other something to use to clean up. Two men lie in bed together kissing, one man moves on top of the other and we see brief thrusting.
 A man pulls down his pants to shave his buttocks (we see his bare buttocks) and send another man a picture; he nicks himself with the razor and complains about the pain (we do not see blood). Two shirtless men kiss in an apartment, they play fight, shove each other, slap each other, one throws the other onto a bed and they kiss; one man puts his fingers into the other man’s mouth, and one man presses his foot against the other man’s head and knocks him against the headboard. Two men lie in bed together (one man is shirtless and we see his bare chest and abdomen) and talk (sex is implied). Men scroll through a dating app and we see several pictures of shirtless men (bare chests, abdomens and shoulders are seen). A man talks about suspecting that Abraham Lincoln was gay. Two men lie in bed together covered to the waist with sheets (we see their bare chests and abdomens) and one man says something about dating, causing the other man to ask nervously, “Are we dating?” Men at a dance club remove their shirts and we see bare chests, abdomens and backs as they dance together. A character wears low-cut tops and dresses that reveal deep cleavage in several scenes. A man in a bathroom is shown wrapped with a towel around his waist (we see his bare chest, abdomen, leg to the upper thigh). A man wears swim trunks at a beach and we see his bare chest, abdomen, legs to the upper thighs and back.
 Two men wrestle in an alley and then kiss; another man finds them and yells for one man to leave. A man kisses another man in a club and asks him to go home with him, the second man declines and the first man leaves upset. Two men kiss on a beach. Two men kiss tenderly several times. A man leans toward another man and he turns away from him. When men at a park rush to break up two men wrestling on a blanket, they turn away quickly when the men start to kiss. A man slaps two men on the clothed buttocks and tells them that if they want to have sex to let him know. Two men dance together on a beach. Two men walk hand-in-hand. A man wraps his arm around another man’s shoulders.
 A man seems concerned when he sees a man talking to another man at a party; the second man asks the first man how they feel about monogamy and says that he wants them to have sex with the third man. A man says, “I had sex with a guy that peed on me.” A man says that he is going to have sex with another man and his husband. Two men message each other on a dating app and one insists on seeing a picture of the other’s buttocks before committing to meeting (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A man makes a presentation about the first same-sex couple in Ancient Egypt and we see art from the time, of two men holding each other; the man says that historians insist that the men were brothers. Men describe each other as “hot” and “ripped” in several scenes. A man tells two men to leave because they are too old to be in the pool at a party. Two men say that their surrogate is having triplets. Three men say that they are in a throuple; they imagine calling the grandparents of one of the men to tell them and the grandparents get very excited and cheer. A man describes having post-sex warmth and wistfulness as he walks through a city. A man talks about going to a “gender reveal orgy.” A woman tells two men, “Gay guys are my jam.” Two men disagree about having children. A TV network broadcasts gay themed programming (like “Holly Poly Christmas”). A man describes his parents taking him to a production where he watched seven completely nude men onstage perform and that he applauded his parents for removing the gay stigma.

Bros VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A woman becomes upset when a man complains to her about a relationship and she yells at him saying that she is not the character she plays on TV. A man becomes upset when another man watches a group of men shoving each other and playing football in a park; the first man shoves the second man and they wrestle on a blanket, the group of men comes over to break them up and then walk away (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). Two men wrestle in an alley while standing up (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details).
 A man yells and throws a statue of Abraham Lincoln in a closet; he yells at other people saying that he is having “‘roid rage,” and several people hold him on the ground before he gets up and storms away. A man panics when a bee flies around him, and another man gently takes the bee and shoos it away after he tells the other man not to swat it because, “The bees are dying.”
 A man says that another man looks like, “They injected steroids into Dumbledore.” A man talks about hating his job and his life and that he never wanted to do what he is doing as a career. A man talks about having been discouraged by numerous people when he was trying to pursue the career that he wanted. A man says that most of the people in a photograph with him are gone now. A man tells two men, “You’ll be dead soon enough.” A man describes wanting to see a “gay trauma coaster” ride at a museum. Two men talk about feeling insecure. A man says that he will show another man’s family the Christmas sites in New York City like “Only a New York Jew can.” People talk about investors and attendees boycotting a museum because of a display that claims Abraham Lincoln was gay. Two men disagree about having children. A man argues with a woman about teaching children about gay people when they are young so they don’t grow up bullying, feeling stigmatized, or hating themselves for being gay. A man yells at another man and tells him to stop talking with his family, and says, “I will kill you.” A man pretends to have a deeper voice when he approaches another man at a gym; when he speaks with his normal voice, the other man is alarmed and tells him to leave his apartment.

Bros LANGUAGE 10

 – About 55 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 10 sexual references, 31 scatological terms, 17 anatomical terms, 9 mild obscenities, 2 derogatory terms for gay people, name-calling (idiots, selfish, stupid, cliché, scary, stubborn, passive-aggressive, broey meathead idiots, cynical, total mess, annoying, boring, angry, judgmental, basic, sad, mediocre, flamboyant, too gay, too niche, weird rich people, dumbest, shy, heterosexual terrorists, weirded out, absurd, flustered, hottie, peacock, narcissistic, sociopath, sex clown car, mortifying, needy, lonely, weird, intense, dumb, tragic), exclamations (uch, oh my goodness, I hate these people, wow, calm down, excuse me, shut-up, here we go, kinda dope, what a downer, I gotta go), 3 religious profanities (GD), 29 religious exclamations (e.g. oh my God, God, oh God, Holy [scatological term deleted], Jesus Christ). | profanity glossary |

Bros SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man offers another man “poppers” and he snorts from a small jar, a man injects himself in the leg with a hypodermic needle and he says that it is testosterone, a man makes a comment about another man looking like he is injected with steroids, and a man injects himself with steroids and goes to a gym. People at a restaurant drink wine and cocktails, people in a club drink alcohol while dancing and socializing, people drink at a party and one man seems drunk (he slurs his words), people drink wine at a restaurant, a man says that he is so hungover after a party, and two men drink beer from bottles on a beach.

Bros DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Gay history, Stonewall Riots, LGBTQ+, coming out, dating apps, probate law, second chances, bullying, vulnerability, emotional consequences, confidence, insecurity, divorce, being self-aware, trust.

Bros MESSAGE

 – When you find love, hold onto it; and stay open to change.

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