Picture from Hitchcock
Overall B

Hitchcock may be a household name, but few are familiar with the woman behind the genius -- Alma Reville, his wife and collaborator. This movie, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, explores their unique relationship and creative partnership as they produce the film Psycho.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content and thematic material.

Talk to your kids about…


After reading Alfred Hitchcock’s bio, what similarities do you see between his life and many of his characters? Why does Alfred seem to fear that all women will betray him? Who does he think betrays him in the film?

How does Alma show her support to her husband? What sacrifices is she willing to make for him?

How does Alfred become haunted by his current project? Is obsession or consuming passion a necessary trait for success as an artist?

This movie is based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello. The movie Psycho is based on the crimes of Wisconsin killer Ed Gein.