The Wolf of Wall Street parents guide: Why is the movie rated R?

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures. /
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Long before she was Barbie, Margot Robbie got her breakthrough role in the 2013 black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street! With the movie now streaming on Netflix, you might be wondering why it has such a mature rating.

Robbie takes on the role of Naomi Lapaglia. The film has a star-studded cast with Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort; Jonah Hill as Donnie Azoff; Jon Bernthal as Brad Bodnick; Matthew McConaughey as Mark Hanna; Cristin Milioti as Teresa Petrillo; Christine Ebersole as Leah Belfort; Kyle Chandler as Patrick Denham; Rob Reiner as Max Belfort; and more.

Whether you’ve been a long-time fan of the actress or you’re in the mood to watch all of her projects, you’ll want to know why the biographical movie is rated R. We’ve got the answer for you below!

The Wolf of Wall Street parents guide: Why is the movie rated R?

The Wolf of Wall Street is rated R for a number of reasons actually. Those include strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, language, and some violence, per the Motion Picture Association. When a film is given a R rating, that means “Restricted.”

So those who are under the age of 17 years require a parent or adult to be with them at the theater. Since the production is on Netflix, you’ll want to make sure an adult is present if your teens want to check the film out.

The black comedy crime film, directed by Martin Scorsese, is based on the real-life story and memoir of the same name. It tells the tale of Jordan Belfort, played by DiCaprio in the movie, who was a stockbroker in New York City. His firm was part of the corruption and fraud on Wall Street, attracting the attention of the SEC and the FBI.

The Wolf of Wall Street is now streaming on Netflix.

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