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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

An interesting adaptation of Homer's Odyssey that could spark interest in teen audiences to read this classic poem. A story of redemption that illustrates the struggles a man goes through to return to his home and family after being in prison. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Overall: B
An interesting adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey that could spark interest in teen audiences to read this classic poem. A story of redemption that illustrates the struggles a man goes through to return to his home and family after being in prison.

Violence: C
Guns used frequently, including one shot by a child. No people killed by guns, only one cow. Shots fired at police. KKK activity depicted—character killed by falling burning cross—actual impact not seen. Explosion, purposely-lit fire, man beaten with tree branch, threatened hanging, flash flood with some surviving while others presumed dead.

Sexual Content: B-
Sirens (sensuous women) clothed in flimsy, wet and thus very clingy summer dresses. Some passionate kissing between sirens and convicts, possibly implying sexual relations. Discussion of fornication with whores.

Language: C-
At least: 16 moderate profanities, 42 mild profanities, 18 terms of Deity used as expletives or profanity, and one prayer address that was questionable in sincerity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B+
Cigar smoking, drinking of moonshine, alcohol bottle on table.

 

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