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Everything is Illuminated

Jonathan Foer (Elijah Wood) sets out on a journey across the Ukraine to discover his Jewish family's past. As Everything is Illuminated along the way, he uncovers significant memories for more than just himself. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 106
Theater Release: 15 Sep 2005
Video Release: 21 Mar 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Everything is Illuminated is rated PG-13: for disturbing images/violence, sexual content and language.

Director: Live Schreiber
Cast: Eugene Hutz, Elijah Wood
Studio: 2005 Warner Home Video

Detailed Review

Jonathan Foer (Elijah Wood) is a compulsive collector. Over the years, he has witnessed many of his relatives pass away. In their stead, he keeps a collection of… 
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Why Is Everything is Illuminated Rated PG-13?

Obviously, this film deals with serious issues involving the actions of Nazi soldiers against Jewish… 
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Are you curious about your family’s past? Why do you think most people are “born”… 
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