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Overall C-

When Mike Deerfield (Jonathan Tucker) mysteriously goes missing after returning from a tour of duty in Iraq, his career officer father Hank (Tommy Lee Jones) and devoted mother (Susan Sarandon), become convinced something is seriously wrong. In order to find their son and uncover the truth, the worried parents enlist the help of local police detective Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron).

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

MPAA Rating: R for violent and disturbing content, language and some sexuality/nudity.

Talk to your kids about…

In the Valley of Elah

This movie details the consequences of serving one’s country in a combat situation. How do you feel about the possible long-term affects war can have upon some soldiers? What do you think society should do about this situation?

Anyone suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can find resources on the Internet to help steer them toward treatment and help. This page at the National Institute of Mental Health may be a good place to start: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml