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Bright Star

This period drama explores the romantic life of the romantic poet John Keats (played by Ben Wishaw), who fell in love with Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish), much to the disapproval of family, friends and proper society. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 119
Theater Release: 18 Sep 2009
Video Release: 26 Jan 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Bright Star Rated PG?


In this dramatized biography of John Keats, characters face the realities of a life threatening disease. Symptoms of Consumption/Tuberculosis are shown, including the blood covered shirt of a character that is having a coughing fit. A young woman becomes deeply depressed when she fails to receive letters from a man she loves, and asks for a knife to kill herself. A small bloody wound is shown. An unmarried couple kisses and caresses. Discussion occurs about an unwed woman who has become pregnant and some mild sexual references are made. One mild profanity is used in the script. Social drinking and smoking is shown.

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