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The Unborn

Casey Beldon (Odette Yustman) is being haunted by ghostly dreams. Her attempts to make sense of the phenomenon only uncovers bigger mysteries, so the non-practicing Jew turns to her Rabbi (Gary Oldman) with the hope that he will be able to exorcise her problem. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 86
Theater Release: 09 Jan 2009
Video Release: 07 Jul 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Unborn Rated PG-13?


This teen horror (all characters are depicted as college aged) relies on typical scary conventions to provide its young audience with a sense of fright (stormy nights, ghoulish faces, etc.). More serious content elements involve a plot exploring satanic possession from a Jewish perspective. Characters depicted as possessed by evil spirits distort and disfigure their bodies, and brutally attack others. A little boy is run over by a car. A person is stabbed, another falls from a balcony, and many more are involved in a séance that results in similar depictions and aggressive confrontations. Sexual content includes infrequent sexual innuendo, an unwed pregnancy and an unmarried couple sleeping together. A girl is seen in underwear on a couple of occasions. A single strong sexual expletive is heard along with other infrequent scatological and religious terms. Drinks are served in a bar (a main character orders a non-alcoholic beverage, however some of the other customers may be underage).

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