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Made in Italy | 2020 | R | – 3.2.6

content-ratingsWhy is “Made in Italy” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “language.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a few kissing scenes, an implied sex scene and cleavage revealing outfits, discussions of a deadly car crash, several arguments, a few falls, encounters with a weasel, discussions of divorce and child custody, and about 10 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


A painter (Liam Neeson) who’s lost his inspiration after his wife died, wants to help his estranged son (Micheál Richardson) buy a London art gallery and agrees to raise the funds by selling their decrepit Tuscan villa. Returning to Italy to restore the home among beautiful scenery, also allows them to begin mending their relationship. Also with Valeria Bilello, Lindsay Duncan, Marco Quaglia, Gian Marco Tavani and Helena Antonio. Directed by James D’Arcy. [Running Time: 2:00]

Made in Italy SEX/NUDITY 3

 – A man and a woman kiss while standing in a lake and the woman touches his face tenderly (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A man and a woman kiss in a crowded restaurant. A woman touches a man’s face tenderly. A woman enters a room looking for an article of clothing and it is implied that she spent the night with the man that owns the house.
 A man asks another man if a type of Manga is art or pornography. A man talks to another man about using a dating app. A woman spins around in a room and breathes heavily before talking about some kind of energy she feels from the room; she presses her face against a wall where there is a mural painted. A woman leans against a newly painted counter and gets paint on her dress; she complains about it being a sign because it is black paint across her vagina.
 A woman’s dress is low-cut in the front and the back revealing cleavage and bare back. A sculpture at an art exhibit appears to be of a nude female with no explicit detail. A man wearing boxer briefs, a robe and T-shirt enters a room (we see his bare legs to the upper thighs). A woman’s wrap dress is blown by the wind and we see part of her bare leg to the thigh. A woman wears a low-cut top and shorts that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders and legs to the upper thighs in a couple of scenes. A portrait appears to be depicting a mother breastfeeding her infant (we see some flesh tones).


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Made in Italy VIOLENCE/GORE 2

 – A man carrying a large stick enters a room in a threatening manner when another man enters and calls out to him; the first man lowers the stick when he recognizes the other man. A man yells at his father for locking away all of the memories from his childhood and his mother; he throws things around a room and his father grabs him, holds him and they both fall to the floor.
 A woman says that another woman died in a terrible car crash. A man enters a restaurant and asks for a table and as the owner of the restaurant tells the man that they are full, other people stand behind her to intimidate the man and make him leave. A man confronts his father about letting his mother’s house fall apart and not having any memories of her anywhere. A woman confronts a man (her ex-husband) about following her and tells him to leave and go home. A man says that he didn’t cry at his mother’s funeral at age 7. A man yells at his father and accuses him of squandering money on women and bars. A man introduces a woman to his adult son using the wrong name and she storms out. A woman yells at a man about divorcing him and selling the gallery where he works. Two men argue about getting a weasel out of their bathroom and they talk about scaring it to jump out of a window. A man says that people let everyone down at some point. A woman says that her ex-husband fought for the custody of their daughter and won by lying about the woman. A man talks about sending his son away to boarding school after his mother died. A man says that his life had been destroyed after his wife was killed. Two men talk about their last memories of a woman before the accident that killed her.
 A man swings on a tire swing over a lake and falls into the water; he reaches for a woman on the bank and pulls her in and they splash each other (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A man tries to open a jammed door using his shoulder to ram it and the door falls off the hinges. A man falls in a restaurant and knocks over tables and chairs. A man falls in a restaurant and bumps into another man seated at a table. A man sands a wall and is covered with dust; he later shakes his head and dust plumes float off him — a young girl does a similar thing later.
 We understand that a house has been left empty for 20 years and we see it in disrepair with a hole in the roof, a tree through a window and broken furniture. We see a large mural painted on a wall in oppressive dark red, heavy strokes in several scenes. A man turns on water in a rundown house and we hear the pipes moan and the water runs out brown. A man opens a pantry and an animal (identified later as a weasel) inside screeches at him; he slams the doors and the animal tries to get out. A woman explores a house for sale and we hear pounding and see dust fall; she comes into the room carrying a golf club and says there’s a hole in the roof.
 Three people eat pasta and slurp up the noodles leaving sauce smeared on their lips.


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Made in Italy LANGUAGE 6

 – About 10 F-words, 2 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, name-calling (selfish, patronize me, hasty, culture thugs), exclamations (spit it out, oh my gosh, bloody, wow), 9 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh God, God, Jesus, Thank God, For God’s Sake). | profanity glossary |


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Made in Italy SUBSTANCE USE

 – A wine bottle and two empty glasses are shown on a table, people drink wine in a restaurant, people drink wine in a square as a movie plays, a man drinks whiskey from a bottle, a man tells his adult son that he has had too much to drink, three people drink wine with dinner, and a man and woman drink whiskey. A man smokes a cigarette outside a restaurant.


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Made in Italy DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Grief, death of a loved one, automobile accidents, guilt, disappointment, failure, broken promises, communication, divorce, parenting, Italy.

Made in Italy MESSAGE

 – Pain and guilt can make even caring parents drive away their children.

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