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Still shot from the movie: Reservation Road.

Reservation Road

Ethan Learner (Joaquin Phoenix) is driving is son Josh (Sean Curley) home from a music recital. Dwight Arno (Mark Ruffalo) has his son Lucas (Eddie Alderson) in tow after attending a baseball game. When these two parents collide on Reservation Road, a tragedy occurs that will change their lives forever. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Theater Release: 25 Oct 2007
Video Release: 07 Apr 2008
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Reservation Road Rated R?


This movie presents nearly continuous suspense as a character looks for a hit-an-run driver who is hiding in plain sight. Scenes of verbal tension between spouses, as well as a divorced couple, occur frequently. A young child is hit and killed by a vehicle (some detail is shown). A character with a firearm breaks into a home, then kidnaps and forcibly confines a man. A weapon is pointed at a man and at the gunman’s own head. A married couple briefly begins to engage in sexual activity (no nudity is seen). Language includes half-a-dozen sexual expletives along with some other moderate and mild profanities and terms of deity. A man drinks to relieve stress.

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