No, Really: “Killer Joe” Is an Adult Film

Your baby does not need to see “Killer Joe,” okay?

Today in omg-r-u-srs, this from the Associated Press’ Sandy Cohen:

The MPAA says on its website that an NC-17-rated film “is one that, in the view of the Rating Board, most parents would consider patently too adult for their children 17 and under.”

That’s certainly true of “Killer Joe,” which opens in New York on Friday and other major cities next week. The MPAA says it contains “graphic disturbing content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality.”

Adapted from the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts, it’s a story about a small-time drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) who hires a cop moonlighting as a hit-man (Matthew McConaughey) to kill his mother for her life-insurance benefits, and offers his virgin sister as collateral. It’s adult material.

Shew. I’m glad I saw that before I took someone else’s baby to see Killer Joe.
And yes, that’s my emphasis on my favorite new phrase, “it’s adult material.”

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