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Locked Down | 2021 | R | – 3.3.10

content-ratingsWhy is “Locked Down” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “language throughout and some drug material.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes an implied sex scene, discussions of a sexual encounter between a same-sex couple, a couple of kissing scenes, a nude drawing, discussions of a pandemic and mandated shutdowns and isolation, many arguments, discussions of an act of violence leading to a criminal charge, and over 70 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


A couple (Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor) in the process of splitting up, is forced to stay in the same London house when due to COVID-19 the government implements a general lockdown; while both are already unhappy with their lives, being stuck together exacerbates their circumstances, but it also proves oddly therapeutic. Also with Dulé Hill, Jazmyn Simon, Frances Ruffelle, Bobby Schofield, Tallulah Greive, Eva Röse, Ben Kingsley and Ben Stiller. Directed by Doug Liman. [Running Time: 1:58]

Locked Down SEX/NUDITY 3

 – A woman talks about having sex with a man and she grabs him by his lapels and takes him inside (sex is implied). A man and a woman lie in bed together and she kisses him on the cheek. A man and a woman kiss and hug.
 A woman asks another woman about a time they had “…too much weed and went too far” and both had orgasms (sex is implied). A man tells a woman that he had planned to seduce her the last time they met; she does not seem interested. A woman talks about imagining that men have erections during video chats. A woman talks about memories bringing back sexual feelings. A woman tells her partner that she had a sexual encounter with another woman and it was great.
 A drawing of a nude woman is shown with bare breasts, abdomen and pubic hair. A man wears boxer briefs and we see his bare chest, abdomen, legs and back. A woman wears a low-cut camisole that reveals cleavage and part of her lace bra.


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Locked Down VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A man says, “I beat a man senseless”; we hear about the circumstances and that the man went to jail and cannot get a good job because of his criminal record.
 A man confronts a young man and a young woman that have broken into his garden; they then talk about opium bulbs. A man and a woman argue bitterly. A man and a woman argue about their relationship ending in several scenes. A man talks about how he and his partner having grown apart. A woman fires four people over a video chat and they all become upset and disconnect. A man says, “There is zero purpose to my life.” A woman asks how a man’s “erratic head movements” have been. Two men argue over a video chat a couple of times. Two men argue in a few scenes about being half-brothers. A man talks about his name being a predictor of doom. A man refers to his therapist in a few scenes. A man says, “I’m going slightly mad.” A man says of his relationship that he and his partner found out that they hate each other. A woman reads a text message from a man that states that he is resigning his position effective immediately. People talk about re-evaluating their lives in several scenes. A woman tells a man, “Don’t kill yourself.” A man accuses a woman of having a “hidden agenda.” A man accuses a woman of feeling sorry for him. We hear news reports of hospitals reaching capacity, and of rioting and looting. We hear about a hedgehog funeral.
 A man and a woman are nervous about the man getting past security guards with a fake ID. A man speeds on a motorcycle running red lights and while being chased by police; he describes hiding in a field with goats. A man puts his hand in a fish tank and a woman tells him to hurry because the fish in the tank are piranhas; he flinches but is not harmed.
 People clang together pots and pans in the street and honk their horns to express gratitude to healthcare workers. A woman screams under a pillow in bed. A man stands outside in the rain and we see neighbors standing in their windows. A man stands in a street and reads poetry to his neighbors in a few scenes. People talk about whether they are imploding or exploding. A woman dances in her garden while listening to music and screams.
 A man vomits violently into a toilet (we see goo, and hear gagging and splattering). A man refers to a “castrated male.” A woman talks about losing weight from stress after her girlfriend stole money from her.


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Locked Down LANGUAGE 10

 – About 71 F-words, 3 sexual references, 6 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (oddness, terrible, awful, inmates, bloody tosser, fascist dictators, bike slag, crazy, mad, you’ve lost your mind, anarchy, idiotic, bastards, insane, harsh, scary, weird, ridiculous, creepy, white magic, lowlifes, strange, unbearable, desperado, racist, confession avalanche, stupid), exclamations (grow up, hey, oh my gosh, golly, oh, wow, oops, okay, shut-up), 33 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus, God, I Swear To God, God No, Thank God, God Bless You, Amen, My God, Oh God, Holy [F-word deleted], Calvinist, The Good Book, a person asks “Do you believe in God?”, and a man begins each video chat with a prayer). | profanity glossary |


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Locked Down SUBSTANCE USE

 – A young man and a young woman talk about poppy seeds and using them for their intoxicating effect and the woman says it “smoothes out all the edges,” a man says that he could always start dealing heroin, a man talks about having smoked heroin, a man talks about smoking a lot of weed, and a man talks about having been sober for 10 years. A woman talks about drinking a lot of champagne and brandy, a woman drinks wine in several scenes and finishes a bottle in one scene, a woman says that she is a bit drunk, and a woman says of a man that he is drinking so much more now. A woman smokes secretively several times, a woman smokes in her home and outdoors, a man smokes outside.


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Locked Down DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – COVID-19, social distancing, mandated lockdowns, isolation, failure, despair, routines, goodness, evil, morality, trust, forgiveness, Valkyrie, Edgar Allen Poe, healthcare services in pandemics, relationships ending, cost vs. value, fate vs. free will, secrets, luck, fate, criminal records, youth.

Locked Down MESSAGE

 – Pandemics and lockdowns can result in a reassessment of life choices and relationships.

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