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Jungleland | 2020 | R | – 6.6.10

content-ratingsWhy is “Jungleland” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “pervasive language, some sexual content, violence and nudity.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes two sex scenes with partial nudity, references to sex trafficking and surrogate pregnancy, several gunshots leading to the death of at least four people with bloody wounds shown, several fight scenes with bloody injuries shown, several scenes with threats of death and injuries, and over 85 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


Two brothers (Charlie Hunnam and Jonathan Majors ) try to escape homelessness and poverty by traveling across the country to a no-holds barred boxing match with a large purse. When a gangster they are indebted to forces them to take along a reluctant girl (Jessica Barden) to be delivered to another gangster, their relationship and plans change. Also with Jack O’Connell, Fran Kranz, John Cullum, Nick Mullen, Meredith Holzman and Owen Burke. Directed by Max Winkler. [Running Time: 1:30]

Jungleland SEX/NUDITY 6

 – A man and a fully nude woman have sex standing up and he thrusts from behind (we see her bare breasts from the side, her abdomen, back, hip and partial buttock). A man and a young woman have sex on the counter of a bathroom and he thrusts (we see his bare buttock and legs and her buttock and legs wrapped around his waist and we see her bare abdomen briefly).
 Several paintings of nude women are seen with bare breasts, abdomens, hips and legs visible. A man lies in bed and we see his bare chest, abdomen and leg at the knee, and his bare back and shoulders when he sits up. A man wears a shirt and briefs and we see his bare legs to the upper thighs and the back of his briefs. Shirtless men are shown several times during fights (bare shoulders, chests, abdomens and backs are shown). A young woman wears a low-cut T-shirt that reveals cleavage in several scenes.
 A young woman touches a man’s hand tenderly. A man kisses a man on the forehead.
 A man talks to a woman and she compliments his pants; he then makes a crude remark about liking the way they make his genitals look. A man talks about being impotent and describes how he was able to impregnate a young woman whom he calls his “vessel.” Men talk about “moving women” in a couple of scenes. A man asks a young woman if she is a “pro” and she says, “I am not a hooker.” A young woman complains that a man told her that if she performed oral sex on him that she could play the next game of pool in a bar (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A young woman talks about moving to New York to dance.


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Jungleland VIOLENCE/GORE 6

 – A man holds a gun on another man and enters a room shooting three men (we see them with bloody wounds and they lie motionless) and he shoots another man in the abdomen (we see blood) and shoots him again killing him (he falls dead). A man stabs another man in the leg (we see blood ooze from the wound).
 Two men fight each other while others watch and cheer them on; several punches land with some blood shown on both fighters’ faces and one falls against a wall and blood pours from his mouth. A man fights two men at the same time and several punches land knocking two of the men to the ground, with bloody faces. We hear a gunshot on a street when a streetlight is shot out as two men walk on the sidewalk; they are startled and the man with the gun hits one of the men in the face with it. A man is surrounded by three other men in a bus depot and they lead him outside (we see him later bound and gagged and with blood in his mouth). Two men fight in a ring with many punches landing and we see bloody faces and mouths and we hear a crunch when one man is punched in the ribs; one fighter is knocked to the mat and seems unconscious but revives and continues to fight and one fighter is knocked to the mat and blood trickles from his mouth.
 A man tries to break a window and cuts his hand (we see him with a bandage on it after that). A young woman speeds away in a car and crashes into another car, and then runs away chased by a man that catches her and holds her mouth because she is screaming. A man finds a gun in the glove compartment of a car.
 Two men argue bitterly in a restaurant and a woman threatens to call the police; another man yells at them and punches one of the men in the face (we see him with a tissue in one nostril later). A young woman complains that a man told her that if she performed oral sex on him that she could play the next game of pool in a bar; the man she is with confronts the other man and they argue, the young woman sings her bag at the man and he and another man scuffle; another man enters and shows the first man a gun under his jacket and the argument ends. A man is arrested and taken away in handcuffs.
 Several references are made to a man killing two men. A man tells another man, “I could kill you tonight.” A man pays another man for something and the other man says that he owes him more money and that he is risking getting his legs broken. Two men climb out a window and we see that the house is boarded up and a sign on the door reads, “Bank Owned.” A man tells another man that he will have to take a young woman on his way to San Francisco to pay off a debt he owes him. A young woman’s parents yell at her and accuse her of bringing “poison” into their lives; they throw her and her companions out when she asks for money. A man talks about his brother trying to bribe a ref and that it caused him to lose his license to box. A man talks about moving women through 17 states.
 Two men argue about how they are going to pay for a car to be repaired and one shows him a gun in his belt; the other suggests that he fight with two men from the garage instead. Two men argue and shove each other after one man sells the other’s dog. Two men wrestle and one holds the other in a headlock.
 A man collapses on the floor in a bar after having been drugged. A man has a cut on his cheek through most of the movie. Two men press their heads together and make roaring noises before a boxing match. A young woman sits on a toilet in a stall and a man stands outside waiting for her (we don’t hear or see anything).


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Jungleland LANGUAGE 10

 – About 86 F-words and its derivatives, 2 obscene hand gestures, 4 sexual references, 24 scatological terms, 10 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, weasel, savage, bit of a handful, idiot, boring, joke, crazy, you’re not smart, liar, rough, moron, pointless, bad man, chump, hard luck, princess, hot [scatological term deleted]), exclamations (shut-up, hey), 4 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus, I Swear To God, Oh Lord). | profanity glossary |


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Jungleland SUBSTANCE USE

 – A young woman puts a pill in a glass of orange juice and a man drinks it (we hear later that it was Xanax). A glass of wine is shown on a man’s desk with a bottle of wine next to it (we do not see him drink), a man holds a bottle of beer, a man drinks a beer in a bar and others are shown with bottles and glasses of beer. A man smokes outside a gym while another man works out inside, and a man smokes in a hotel room and blows the smoke out the window.


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Jungleland DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Family, fate, goals, dreams, boxing, trust, sex trafficking.

Jungleland MESSAGE

 – Some people are just dysfunctional losers.

CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

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.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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