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Bones and All Parents Guide | Is it Ok for Teens?

Wondering if Bones and All is ok for teens? This rated R film about cannibalism is not kid friendly or teen friendly. Here’s what parents need to know in this Parents Guide to Bones and All.

Bones and All Parents Guide

BONES AND ALL is a story of first love between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Timothée Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are.

Some teens may want to watch the film due to the stars.

Bones and All Parents Guide

Bones and All Age Rating

What is the age rating for Bones and All? Bones and All is Rated R for strong, bloody and disturbing violent content, language throughout, some sexual content and brief graphic nudity which means some content is not recommended for kids under 17 years old. 


There is a lot of language in Bones and All including many uses of f*ck, sh*t, a**, and sexual words like c*nt and fa**ot.

Mature and Violent Content

There is sexual content and nudity in Bones and All including breasts and genitals. A woman’s breasts are seen while she is naked and cannibals eat her body. A character masturbates and then slits a throat when orgasming. 

A character bites another character’s finger.

Characters are murdered and other characters eat their body parts with flesh in their teeth and blood everywhere. Images are extremely graphic and disturbing.

Characters smoke and drink alcohol.

Bones and All Age Rating

Is Bones and All Appropriate for Kids Under 17?

In Bones and All you can expect to see some partial nudity, blood and gore, intense violent scenes, characters eating humans, smoking, alcohol use, and profanity used by some of the characters. To sum it up, Bones and All is not kid-friendly or teen friendly.

The very premise of Bones and All is for mature audiences only. It’s about cannibalism. However, that seems to be the flavor of the year, especially with Fresh also coming out. Bones and All is unsettling and some may see the beauty in the story, but I was just too grossed out to get there. 

It’s definitely not for people who get squeamish and it’s certainly not for children, tweens, or even teens, in my opinion. I always recommend screening a film first if parents have any questions whether it’s appropriate for their children. However, again, Bones and All is about cannibalism. Don’t let your kids see it.

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