How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

How to Get Ahead in Advertising
MPA: R BBFC: 15 Maturity Rating 16+

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Sex & Nudity


The main actor's butt is seen twice as he is wearing nothing but an apron. A doctor asks a man if he can still get an erection. He then asks the man if he masturbates, to which he responds by saying yes. A woman talks about a man's constant need for sex. A man talks about someone molesting a kangaroo.

Violence & Gore


The boil spits/sprays puss briefly, and is shown to be oozing often. A grotesque boil grows from a man's shoulder.



Use of the F-word throughout. Sometimes in a sexual manner.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


The main character is a chain smoker, he is seen smoking at many points during the film. It is said, however, why this is bad and what it can do to his health. Characters drink at a party and a woman says about a man being drunk.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


Some may find the main character very intense. Some may be disturbed by the boil.