Picture from Knowing
Overall C

When a half-century-old time capsule at an elementary school is opened, so is a mystery. Among the enclosed artifacts is a sheet of paper containing a string of numbers. Examining the cryptic message, Professor John Koestler (Nicholas Cage) discovers the digits accurately predict dates and death tolls of all the major disasters that have occurred during the last fifty years -- and there are three more prophesies yet to be fulfilled.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language

Talk to your kids about…


How do the depictions of the elementary school principals in this film illustrate the societal changes that occurred over a 50-year period?

Would you live your life differently if you knew when you would die? How does the knowledge of impending disaster impact the characters in this film? Why is John’s outlook on life changed so dramatically by the loss of his wife?

How does this film intertwine religious faith and scientific theory?