The Artist parents guide

The Artist

Overall B+

George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a star seen in silent movies. Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) is a young hopeful in the film business. As the industry begins to experiment with talking pictures, Valentin's career dims while Miller's illuminates silver screens featuring this latest technological advancement.

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

Why is The Artist rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Artist PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture.

Run Time: 101 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Artist rated PG-13? The Artist is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for a disturbing image and a crude gesture.

Violence: A man suffers from depression and begins to engage in suicidal behavior, such as setting his home on fire and putting a gun into his mouth. Depictions of mildly violent scenes within silent movies are shown, including a jungle adventure.

Sexual Content: Women are seen in moderately revealing costumes. A married man becomes interested in another woman.

Language: A sexual finger gesture is seen.

Drugs/Alcohol: Characters smoke cigarettes throughout. A man drinks while depressed. Other social drinking is seen.

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The Artist
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Mature Theme
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Artist"

Cast and Crew

The Artist is directed by Michel Hazanavicius and stars Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Artist movie is June 26, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Artist

Release Date: 26 June 2012

The Artist release to home video with the following extras:

- The Artist: The Making Of A Hollywood Love Story

- Hollywood As A Character: The Locations of The Artist

- Q&A with the filmmakers and cast

- Blooper reel

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The entertainment industry’s shift from silent to talking pictures is also the backdrop for the musical Singin’ In The Rain. Another movie innovator is featured in Hugo. And Orson Welles is credited with changing the art form forever after making the film Citizen Kane.

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