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Eternal Beauty | 2019 | R | – 5.4.6

content-ratingsWhy is “Eternal Beauty” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “language and some sexuality.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a couple of sex scenes with partial nudity, a few kissing scenes, a couple of beauty pageant scenes with teen girls wearing cleavage-revealing dresses, a scene of imagined severed legs and arms, many scenes of a woman dealing with the symptoms of schizophrenia including hearing voices and being persuaded to do things, a teen girl being dragged from her home by orderlies and undergoing shock treatment, we hear that a man died, a woman takes prescription medication in several scenes, and 17 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


A woman (Morfydd Clark) who was left at the altar, and has been institutionalized, tries as an adult (Sally Hawkins) to cope with life while suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. Fighting despair, she is surprised to encounter hope when she meets another patient (David Thewlis) at a mental health clinic. Also with Billie Piper, Penelope Wilton, Robert Aramayo, Robert Pugh and Alice Lowe. Directed by Craig Roberts. [Running Time: 1:35]

Eternal Beauty SEX/NUDITY 5

 – A woman hears noises and follows them to a bedroom where she sees a woman thrusting on top of a man in a bed (we see the woman’s bare back and shoulders). A man lies on top of a woman on a sofa (both are clothed and covered by a blanket) and the man thrusts several times.
 A woman walks toward a car parked on the road and finds her husband kissing another woman; we see the man moving out of their house later. A man and a woman kiss in a few scenes. A man drives a woman home and leans over to kiss her but she pulls away and gets out of the car.
 A woman lays her head on a man’s shoulder in a couple of scenes. A man in a waiting room compliments a woman’s appearance and tries to flirt with her; he asks her for a date and she says, “I’m not looking for a sexual partner right now.” A woman tells her family, “I’m dying,” she pauses and says, “No, I’m getting married.” A woman tells her family that she wants a man she has met very recently to move in with her and he proposes to her; she accepts and her family seems to be alarmed.
 A woman talks about having taken part in beauty pageants and that people told her that she was a natural; she walks across a room and poses for a man seated on a sofa and we see a flashback to her taking part in a pageant. A woman talks about having been a model when she was younger but that she didn’t win any pageants because she would get so nervous in front of crowds.
 A woman wears low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A woman wears short skirts that reveal her legs to the upper thighs in several scenes. Several women at a costume party wear low-cut dresses and tops that reveal cleavage. A teen girl is shown wearing a swimsuit in a pool and we see cleavage and bare shoulders.


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Eternal Beauty VIOLENCE/GORE 4

 – A boy opens a refrigerator and we see piles of severed legs and arms inside it (presumably it is what a woman sees, but the boy does not seem to see this). A young woman is dragged out of her home by two men as she screams, “They’re stealing me,” and she is taken to a psychiatric hospital where we see her undergoing treatment; a bite bar is placed in her mouth and she is strapped to a table and shocked (we see her react to the shock). A woman is chased by orderlies in a psychiatric hospital and they hold her on the floor as she squirms to get away. A woman remembers when she was a teenager and complaining to her mother about her sister wearing a dress made for her and her mother yells at her and slaps her hard in the face. A woman picks a boy up from school and slams on the brakes causing the child to slam into the dashboard and knocking him unconscious (we see a bruise on his cheek); we hear a voice talking about kidnapping as the woman giggles.
 A woman sees another woman having sex with a man and she becomes very upset, she doubles over saying, “Ow,” and “No,” and she crawls under a sideboard. A young woman rides to a church for her wedding and she is told that her fiancé has not arrived and cannot be reached; her mother yells at her and exclaims that she has never been so embarrassed. A woman makes a slashing gesture with her hand, like she is going to hit a man across the throat (she does not hit him).
 A woman tells a boy that people at a party are “dead” and that they have “no pulse” and then she talks about cannibalism and takes the boy outside (he pulls away from her and goes back into the party). A woman walks along a sidewalk and stops at a ringing telephone in a booth; she closes her eyes and tells the ringing to stop which it does. We hear a voice in a few scenes talking about hypnosis, relieving stress, and finding inner balance. A doctor talks to a woman about depression. A man in a waiting room compliments a woman’s appearance and tries to flirt with her; he asks her for a date and she pulls out a toy ray gun and shoots him telling him he has to pretend to be dead (he lies on the floor). A teen girl is shown wearing a swimsuit in a pool and she sinks underwater (we don’t see what happened). A woman is shown in a psychiatric hospital and when her family comes to visit, she asks if she can go with them; they leave her there. A woman says, “I have to leave, I don’t like coriander,” as she sticks out her tongue and gets up from the table. A woman says, “I’m hemorrhaging,” referring to her menstrual cycle.
 A woman visits her sick mother, and she asks another woman, “Is she dead yet?” A woman tells her nephew that she is actually his mother. A woman hears a voice on a radio talking about committing suicide. A woman tells another woman that her own husband is dead. A woman asks another woman what it’s like to be schizophrenic and what happens when she is off her meds; the woman describes seeing spiders on the walls and makes clicking noises like they are skittering on her face and into her mouth, and she describes shaking when she hasn’t taken her medication. A woman imitates having medication withdrawal and symptoms of schizophrenia when a social worker comes to interview her for benefits. A woman tells a teen girl to step away from the wall because the people in the walls with drag her in. We hear that a boy’s dog died and the child is very sad. A woman arrives at her parents’ home on Christmas day and informs them that she has brought her own gifts and that they’ll need to reimburse her for what she spent on them; everyone seems confused and her sister refuses to pay her. A woman tells her daughter that she is very sick and “it’s really bad,” but not to tell her sister. A woman takes the hand of her adult daughter and a man and closes her eyes, and then opens them and proclaims that the man “has the devil in him.” A woman peels wallpaper off walls and opens a hole in the wall that when she looks through she sees herself as a teenager peeling paper off the walls.
 A woman takes a handful of prescription medication and gags (she does not vomit), drinks from a glass of stale water and climbs under a sideboard. A woman tears up a sandwich and throws pieces over her shoulder in a park. A woman pushes a sandwich on a plate off a table and says she is not hungry.


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Eternal Beauty LANGUAGE 6

 – About 17 F-words, 3 obscene hand gestures, 5 scatological terms, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (disgusting, nut job, weird, bastard, silly, silly buggers, nasty, ants, ant, normal, boring, little bag of nuts, shape-shifter, snitch, fool), exclamations (shh, ahh, we’re in our oils, bloody, shut it, don’t panic, stop it, shut-up), 1 religious exclamation (Oh My God). | profanity glossary |


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Eternal Beauty SUBSTANCE USE

 – A woman is shown taking prescribed medication in several scenes, a woman takes a handful of prescription medication (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details), people ask a woman if she is taking her medication in several scenes, a doctor tells a woman that he is going to change her medication, and a woman is given several pills in a psychiatric hospital. People drink alcohol in a house during a holiday celebration, and a woman has a glass of wine.


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Eternal Beauty DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Mental illness, schizophrenia, depression, jealousy, truth, anxiety, control, trust, infidelity, suicide, disappointment, happiness.

Eternal Beauty MESSAGE

 – Life and love are difficult. Being “normal” is hard work.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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