Wondering if The Menu is ok for kids and teens? This dark comedy horror is not for the faint of heart…or children. While intriguing at times, some plot points are rather flavorless. Here’s what parents need to know in The Menu Parents Guide.
The Menu Parents Guide
Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) travel to a coastal island in the Pacific Northwest to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the reclusive and globally celebrated Chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish tasting menu for select guests. They are in for some shocking surprises.
Why is The Menu Rated R?
The Menu is rated R for strong violent content, some sexual references, and language which means some content is not suitable for kids under 17 years old.
The Menu has a lot of profanity including at least 60+ uses of the f-word, sh*t, a**, bi*ch, damn, whore, and words of Deity like g-ddamn and Jesus Christ.
There is some sexual content including talk of orgasms and jerking off.
Characters drink alcohol and smoke.
There is quite a bit of violence in The Menu. A character is stabbed in the leg with scissors.
A character shoots himself and then is in a puddle of blood.
A character drowns.
A finger is cut off and the bloody hand is shown
There are violent scenes that can be gory.
Is The Menu Appropriate for Kids Under 17?
In The Menu you can expect to see some violent scenes, blood and gore, smoking, alcohol use, talk of masturbation, and a lot of profanity used by some of the characters. To sum it up, The Menu is not kid friendly for kids under 17.
I would recommend The Menu for adults and not tweens or teens due to violence, dark humor, and language.
As always, if parents are unsure whether a film is ok for their kids, I recommend screening it first.
The Menu is chilling, sinister, and has an outstanding cast. But I shouldn’t have eaten before I watched as some parts made me a little queasy.