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It's a frosty Christmas for the Stone family when the parents (Diane Keaton and Craig T. Nelson) and their divergent adult children gather together and give a chilly reception to Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker) who is threatening to marry Everett, the eldest son (Dermot Mulroney).
Why Is The Family Stone Rated PG-13?
The Family Stone is rated PG-13 for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Family Stone...
This dialogue-heavy film, which is a near-continuous series of arguments, deals with topics that will be difficult for pre-teens to follow. Many moderate profanities are included, along with a couple of slang terms for sex—one in ASL (American Sign Language). Physical altercation is limited to a short moment when adult brothers fight with each other, resulting in a couple of small head wounds. Homosexual and heterosexual relationships are explored, but there are no explicit sexual discussions or portrayals. Some characters drink beer in a bar; one becomes intoxicated and makes a reference to “wanting some pot.”
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of The Family Stone...
The Family Stone comes hurtling onto DVD in either widescreen or full screen presentations with the following bonus extras: Two audio commentaries (one by actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Dermot Mulroney, and the other by writer/producer Thomas Bezucha, producer Michael London, editor Jeffery Ford and production designer Jane Ann Stewart), six deleted scenes (with optional commentary), a behind-the-scenes featurette, excerpts from the Fox Movie Channel casting session and world premiere, a question and answer session with the cast, and a gag reel. Audio tracks are available in English (5.1 Dolby digital) French (Dolby Surround) and Spanish (Dolby Surround), with subtitles in English and Spanish.