Mothering Sunday

Sex scenes, nudity and offensive language Rated on: 13 April 2022

Mothering Sunday

What’s it about?

Set primarily in 1924, a young maid has an illicit affair with the last surviving son of an affluent neighbouring family.

The facts

  • British period romantic drama
  • Based on the novel of the same name by Graham Swift
  • Runtime: 104 minutes

Why did it get this rating?

The film deals with matters of sex in a frank manner and contains frontal nudity which is likely to be mildly confronting and confusing to younger viewers. However, this audience is unlikely to be interested in the film, nor are they likely to seek it out. They are also unlikely to be seriously harmed by the material should they come across itadvertently.

In light of these considerations it would be unreasonable to place a restriction on the film.

Sex scenes and nudity

The film has a scene where a couple spend several hours together. They have sex which is depicted briefly in a frank but inexplicit manner. Male and female frontal nudity is depicted throughout the scene in a naturalistic manner and there are depictions of blood and sexual fluids.

Offensive language

Highly offensive language is used a few times in the film. The word “f**king” is used once to refer to sexual activity and later used twice as an intensifier. Younger viewers may be momentarily startled by the language but it is unlikely to lead to long-term or serious harm.

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