NZ release: 23 June 2022

Drug use Rated on: 23 June 2022


What’s it about?

Music icon Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) navigates the ups and downs of sensational rock and movie stardom accompanied by his manager Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).

The facts

  • Directed by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby)
  • English language
  • Runtime: 159 minutes

Why did it get this rating?

Drugs and alcohol

The films deals with a lot drug use, including pill popping, morphine use, and needles, mainly done by Elvis.

Elvis gets addicted to drugs and is seen taking pills and injections from a doctor who enables his addiction. Another character gives Elvis an injection.

A character continously drinks vodka and beer, which leads to their death.

Sexual material

Sexual material is not often shown throughout the film. There are scenes of women in lingerie, and panties being thrown at Elvis.

Offensive language

Characters say words like “f**k”, “sh*t”, “b*tch”, “p*ss”, “whore” and “bastard”.

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