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Marvelous and the Black Hole | 2022 | NR | – 1.5.5

content-ratingsWhy is “Marvelous and the Black Hole” rated NR? The MPAA has not rated this film. The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a couple of kisses, a couple of injuries from impact with inanimate objects with bloody wounds shown, the imagined cutting of a woman in half with blood and organs shown, a few self-inflicted tattoos with a stream of blood and reddened flesh, several arguments, a car crash with minor injuries, discussions of a woman’s death, and at least 1 F-word and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


After the death of her mother, a teenage girl (Miya Cech) struggles with grief until she befriends an eccentric magician (Rhea Perlman) and finds her passion. Also with Leonardo Nam, Kannon, Paulina Lule, Lauren Knutti, Aris Alvarado, Raymond McAnally, Keith Powell and Jonathan Slavin. Directed by Kate Tsang. [Running Time: 1:21]

Marvelous and the Black Hole SEX/NUDITY 1

 – A man and a woman kiss in a couple of scenes.
 A teen girl is upset about her father’s partner — especially when he tells her that they are planning to get married.
 A teen girl wears shorts that reveal her bare legs to the upper thighs in several scenes. A woman wears a low-cut outfit that reveals cleavage.

Marvelous and the Black Hole VIOLENCE/GORE 5

 – A teen girl yells at her father, slams her bedroom door, climbs out of her window and runs away; she kicks a mailbox, breaking the post (we see blood and a gash on her leg). A teen girl runs away from home and imagines riding on a giant rabbit’s back; she yells at adults, steals a car and speeds in reverse, crashing and we see blood on her head and a bandage later with bruised eyes. A teen girl has a bruised eye in a few scenes and we see a flashback to when she ran into a door while running away from a school security officer. We see photos of vandalism in a school with a lot of toilet paper strewn around a bathroom stall.
 A teen girl imagines performing a magic trick with a woman in a box a couple of times and the girl saws her in half; blood sprays on the girl’s face and dribbles from the woman’s mouth and when the box is pulled apart we see a lot of blood and intestines pour out. A teen girl heats a pin with a lighter, coats it in ink and presses it into her leg making small Xs in several spots on her thigh (we see this in a few scenes); one scene shows a trickle of blood dripping from the fresh wound. A teen girl draws a tattoo on a woman’s leg as the woman yells and bites on a towel.
 A woman grabs a teen girl by the arm and drags her to a classroom after the teen lights a cigarette in the bathroom and blows smoke in the woman’s face. Two teen girls argue in several scenes: a few times they wrestle briefly or punch each other in the arm (no visible injuries). A man yells at his daughter in a couple of scenes and threatens to send her to a restrictive camp if she does not change her behavior. A teen girl describes a business that she imagines being a euthanasia services that comes to your door, and another where a shop would sell dishes that people could come to break. A woman yells into a stuffed animal and a teen girl does the same thing to express frustration. A small rabbit growls when a teen girl reaches to pet it. A woman and a teen girl throw cake at a woman’s car after she breaks a commitment to them for a magic performance at a birthday party. A man says that he did a couple of months in prison for something. A teen girl tells her teen sister, “It’s like you don’t even miss mom at all.” We hear a man say, “I have to fail Sammy for lack of attendance.”
 A woman describes marching with her family in a protest in Budapest when she was a child and that soldiers shot into the crowd hitting both of her parents and killing them; she says that she tried to save them but couldn’t. A woman tells a story to a class of elementary school children and talks about something swallowing the sun; the story is accompanied by magic tricks. A woman and a teen girl throw flash bombs on the ground that flash brightly and throw a cloud of smoke in the air a few times as part of a magic act. People do magic tricks with things bursting into flames. A teen girl listens to a tape recording of her now deceased mother telling her a story about a princess that was banished to the moon and befriended by a space rabbit. A teen girl dresses like a princess character in a video game and swings a large ax. An instruction book for magic tricks describes a costume as being “Oriental” and incorporates a black wig and orange face paint.
 A teacher seems to be wrestling with unruly children in a classroom. A TV movie shows lasers being fired and when people are struck, they melt to skeletons. A doodle of a rabbit illustrates the animal flatulating.

Marvelous and the Black Hole LANGUAGE 5

 – At least 1 F-word, 8 scatological terms, 6 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (monster, suckers, idiot, stupid, creep, plebian [anatomical term deleted], corny, loser, messed up, weird, rat, freak, dumb, stranger), exclamations (shut-up, ow, I don’t care, freaking, oh goodness, get out), 1 religious exclamation (e.g. oh God). | profanity glossary |

Marvelous and the Black Hole SUBSTANCE USE

 – A woman drinks from a bottle of wine, a teen girl drinks from a bottle of wine and spits it out, people drink glasses of champagne at a party, and a woman holds a glass of wine (we do not see her drink). A teen girl lights and smokes cigarettes in a couple of scenes, and a woman takes a pack of cigarettes from a teen girl and crushes it in her hand (as part of a magic trick).

Marvelous and the Black Hole DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Death of a parent or loved one, grief, magic, finding your passion, friendship, attempted suicide, emancipated minor, trust, evil, Durian fruit, loneliness, rage.

Marvelous and the Black Hole MESSAGE

 – Nothing great comes easy.

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