MPAA Slaps HEREDITARY With Hard R Rating
And today we have word via the MPAA that the film has been rated R for “horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity.”
This rating seems to line up with all the horrific (in a good way) things I’ve heard about the film thus far, so I’m still all in for seeing the movie opening night at my local multiplex.
What about you?
Hereditary is written and directed by Ari Aster and stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd, Milly Shapiro, and Alex Wolff with Kevin Scott Frakes, Lars Knudsen, and Buddy Patrick producing. The film hits theaters nationwide on June 8th.
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage.