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The Cove

Activists and filmmakers team up to expose the danger to dolphins and humans alike in the documentary The Cove.

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Release Date: 31 Jul 2009
Run Time: 92
MPAA Rating: PG-13

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In-Depth Review

Because this movie is opening in limited release, and did not screen in our areas, we are unable to review it. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis:

Activists and filmmakers team up to expose the danger to dolphins and humans alike in the documentary The Cove.

Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
Violence:
- Frequent portrayals of abuses toward animals (some blood and detail shown).
- Four scenes depicting animal slaughter.
- Infrequent descriptions and portrayals of violence towards humans (some involving children).
- Archival footage of people suffering from mercury poisoning (some detail shown).
- Occasional disturbing scenes that may frighten children.
Sexual Content:
- Verbal references to sexual activity.
- Brief portrayal of sexual activity (no nudity or detail shown).
Language:
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity and cursing.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Use of tobacco.

Video alternatives

Dolphins also make a splash in the movie Flipper. Concern for the welfare of other species and the planet are expressed in the films March of the Penguins and An Inconvenient Truth.

Home Video Notes

The Cove releases to DVD on December 8, 2009 and to Blu-ray on April 8. 2011.

The Cove on Blu-ray includes the following bonus extras:

- Audio commentary with director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens.

- Black Ops Covert Gear.

- Freediving..

- Mercury Rising.

- Deleted Scenes.

- Theatrical Trailer.

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