Picture from Skeleton Key
Overall C

Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson) gets more than the $1,000/week she was promised when she takes a nursing job caring for an elderly invalid. Her master key to the large isolated mansion, where her patient resides, unlocks a skeleton of paranormal proportions in this supernatural thriller.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, some partial nudity and thematic material.

Talk to your kids about…

Skeleton Key

  What motivates Caroline to pursue the job in the old mansion? Why is she motivated to stay even after she discovers some of the oddities in the house? Why is curiosity an important element in moving the plot forward?

Why does this particular Southern community appear to be receptive to hoodoo? What effect does it have on the more urbanized characters in the film?