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City of Ember

Released

Oct 09, 2008

Latest Home Video

Jan 20, 2009

MPAA Rating

PG

Cast

Saoirse Ronan
Toby Jones
Harry Treadaway
Bill Murray
Tim Robbins

Studio

2008 Fox-Walden

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Synopsis

The lights are beginning to go out in the underground City of Ember. Although they are only teenagers, Lina (Saoirse Ronan) and her friend Doon (Harry Treadaway) think they have uncovered a clue that may allow their fellow citizens to escape before the metropolis is plunged into darkness. But can they convince the others and find the way before time runs out?

Content Details

Why Is City of Ember Rated PG?

City of Ember is rated PG or mild peril and some thematic elements.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in City of Ember...

Living under artificial lights powered by a failing generator, the citizens of Ember are subjected to frequent and sometimes lengthy periods of total darkness. (For the sake of the film, they are dimly lit in order to carry on with the story.) As well, the city is crumbling from neglect and lack of fresh materials. The teens are often seen walking through the underground pipes and are attacked by a large, mole-like creature with tentacles on it’s face. Their efforts to find a solution are met with distrust and hostility from government officials who tag them as troublemakers and seek to arrest them. During their journey, they experience a wild ride down a water-filled tunnel and other moments of peril. The discussion and brief portrayal of death are also included in the script.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG
AB PG
MB G Frightening Scenes.
ON PG Not recommended for Young Children
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of City of Ember...

City of Ember releases to DVD on a flipper disc, with both wide and full screen presentations. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Digital (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French) with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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