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The Visitor

Nothing of significance has happened for a long time in the life of Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins). However, that changes when the dusty economics professor makes a trip to New York City and enters an apartment he has kept for years, but seldom visited. Inside he finds two squatters, Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Danai Gurira). His simple, charitable decision to let the couple to stay, rather than evicting them to the streets, proves to be a new beginning for the old man. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Theater Release: 17 Apr 2008
Video Release: 06 Oct 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Home Video Extra Features

Invite this Visitor home on DVD. Along with a widescreen presentation of the film, the disc includes an audio commentary (with director Tom McCarthy and actor Richard Jenkins), deleted scenes and two featurettes (Playing the Djembe and The Visitor: An Inside Look). Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital (English).

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