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Overall C

This film adaption of a Broadway musical is about Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis). He may be a world famous film director, but the man isn't directing his private life with quite the same polish. Nor would he like the spotlight to be pointed at the many women who play a role there, such as his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), and his mother (Sophia Loren).

Violence B
Sexual Content C
Profanity B
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 PG-13 for sexual content and smoking.

Talk to your kids about…


How does Guido’s personal choices contribute to his physical health and inability to write? Why does Guido appear to rely on others to solve his problems? How does his lack of personal responsibility hinder him from moving forward?

What challenges does a movie director encounter when adapting a stage play? Why is it difficult to translate the spectacle of live theater to film?

What roles do repentance and forgiveness play in this story?