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Still shot from the movie: The Family Stone.

The Family Stone

It's a frosty Christmas for the Stone family when the parents (Diane Keaton and Craig T. Nelson) and their divergent adult children gather together and give a chilly reception to Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker) who is threatening to marry Everett, the eldest son (Dermot Mulroney). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 15 Dec 2005
Video Release: 02 May 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Family Stone Rated PG-13?


This dialogue-heavy film, which is a near-continuous series of arguments, deals with topics that will be difficult for pre-teens to follow. Many moderate profanities are included, along with a couple of slang terms for sex—one in ASL (American Sign Language). Physical altercation is limited to a short moment when adult brothers fight with each other, resulting in a couple of small head wounds. Homosexual and heterosexual relationships are explored, but there are no explicit sexual discussions or portrayals. Some characters drink beer in a bar; one becomes intoxicated and makes a reference to “wanting some pot.”

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