Is 80 For Brady rated R? Tom Brady leaves Jane Fonda 'weak at the knees'

Kim Schewitz January 9, 2023
Is 80 For Brady rated R? Tom Brady leaves Jane Fonda 'weak at the knees'
Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

Upcoming movie 80 For Brady stars some of Hollywood’s most established Academy Award-winning stars as a group of retired ladies wig out on a Hangover-esque trip – so is the film rated R?

On February 3, 2023 NFL star Tom Brady’s first motion picture, starring Hollywood superstars Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin, will hit theater screens. Brady takes on a producing credit in the film but also appears in a small role as himself.

The trailer promises a Girls Trip meets The Hangover road trip comedy filled with friendship, fun and general silliness. We take a look at the film’s content rating and whether it’s rated R.

80 For Brady is based on a true story 

As per the movie’s official website: “80 For Brady is inspired by the true story of four best friends living life to the fullest when they take a wild trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI to see their hero Tom Brady play.”

The group of friends hustle their way into the Super Bowl despite not having tickets and make some famous friends along the way, including Tom Brady himself.

Impressively, the four leading ladies are all decades into their established careers, with Jane Fonda at 85 years old, Lily Tomlin at 83, Sally Field at 76, and Rita Moreno at 91.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are close friends and worked together in 1980 movie 9 To 5 with Dolly Parton and more recently in hit Netflix series Grace And Frankie.

Watch the 80 For Brady trailer below:

Is 80 For Brady rated R? 

The Merriam-Webster dictionary states a movie is rated R if it isn’t “suitable to be seen by children because of violence, offensive language or sexual activity.” This means those under the age of 18 aren’t permitted to watch R-Rated films.

Thankfully for the teenage community, 80 For Brady is rated PG-13, which means “some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.” The run-time of the movie is 98 minutes.

Jane Fonda was ‘starstruck’ meeting Tom Brady 

Despite the leading actors’ esteemed statuses, they were still starstruck when they met legendary quarterback Tom Brady in the flesh.

Jane Fonda told The Hollywood Reporter her “knees actually got weak” when he walked into her trailer. She added: “He was kind and humble, which is hard to believe considering how brilliant he is at what he does, but it’s true. He was also sweet and polite.

“I’m in awe of that kind of skill. When somebody is the best in the world at what they do, you have to honor that and respect it. I was just awestruck.”

Lily Tomlin described how it felt filming a particularly long scene with Brady. She said: “Just looking at his face and his eyes and watching him listen to me as an actor trying to reciprocate in the same way, I felt like I was that [real-life] woman from Boston who was in her 80s. I felt, in fact, as though he was my son when I had to do this speech with him.”

Sally Field added: “He’s clearly a performer. He knows where to put any kind of adrenalin he might have and knows how to ride it over the top. He’s a jaw-dropping, once-in-a-lifetime athlete and that’s really hard to be around.”

Excitement surrounds 80 For Brady’s release

With a star-studded cast and the addition of Tom Brady himself as producer, there’s considerable hype surrounding the film.

Olympian Dara Torres saw an advanced screening and hailed it a “must see”:

Netizens are excited to see their favorite big names on screen:

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know
Kim Schewitz is a London-based staff writer at The Focus and HITC. She is a gold-standard NCTJ-qualified journalist with a passion for pop culture, politics, feminism, and trends. She has previously written for publications including The i paper and Glamour UK and previously worked in local news. Kim graduated from the University of Bristol in 2020 with a first-class degree in French and Spanish. She is passionate about modern languages and has spent time living in Paris and Barcelona.