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2012

Did the ancient Mayan civilization know when modern civilization would end? As the ominous predictions interpreted from their calendar begin to unfold, people all over the globe -- including Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) -- find themselves caught in the cataclysmic events. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 156
Theater Release: 13 Nov 2009
Video Release: 02 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In a similar scenario, would the best of humanity always be saved if only the wealthy or powerful were preserved? What types of people and skills would be needed to rebuild a civilization after such an apocalyptic event? Would a lottery be a fair way to determine a chance for survival?

Rather than just being seen in the background, product placements are becoming increasingly prominent in films. How are they used in this script?

If you knew you only had a limited time to live, what things would you do? Who would you contact?

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