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The Others

Isolated in a mist-shrouded mansion, a mother (Nichole Kidman) cares for her children, who have a disease that makes them unable to withstand bright light. Strange things begin to happen as they dwell in the dark --forcing the family to realizes they are not as alone as they believed. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 09 Aug 2001
Video Release: 05 Aug 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Others Rated PG-13?


Overall: B

Carved from typical “old house” movie ingredients, there are few horror movies that contain as little objectionable content for family viewing as this well constructed thriller about a mother and two children who detect the presence of ghostly spirits in their rambling mansion. However, parents with young children, or those who object to depictions of the supernatural (including a short séance scene) integrated with Christianity (specifically Catholicism), will likely find the entire theme unsuitable.

Violence: B

The film contains general scare techniques including some “surprise” scenes, scary music and sounds, and photographs of dead people (the bodies are not gruesome or decaying). Also, in a couple of scenes a woman holds a gun and in another she shoots the gun at a person.

Sexual Content: B+

A woman undresses to her full-length slip in front of her husband. A sexual relationship is implied in a scene that shows a married couple kissing in bed.

Language: A-

Other than one mild profanity, terms of Deity are used frequently but within a religious context.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A

Character takes pills for migraine on a couple of occasions.

 

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