Picture from Godsend
Overall D+

Moving out of the city into a nice country house with their eight-year-old son seems like the perfect plan for Paul (Greg Kinnear) and Jessie Duncan (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos). But when Adam (Cameron Bright) is tragically killed in a freak accident, the world crumbles around the young couple. Then a former acquaintance of the family, Dr. Richard Wells (Robert De Niro) offers to assuage their grief by cloning the boy. But is this suggestion really a Godsend?

Violence C-
Sexual Content C-
Profanity C
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence including frightening images, a scene of sexuality and some thematic material.

Talk to your kids about…


Dr. Wells believes that having the ability to do something, also gives him the right to do it. Do you agree with his logic? Do we have scientific and technological capabilities that should not be used because of moral and ethical reasons?

How did the Duncan’s decision to work with Dr. Wells interfere with their ability to grieve for their loss?

What ingredients do this movie’s producers use to create a thriller? What factors make for a movie scary for you?