City of Ember parents guide

City of Ember

Overall B+

The lights are beginning to go out in the underground City of Ember. Although they are only teenagers, Lina (Saoirse Ronan) and her friend Doon (Harry Treadaway) think they have uncovered a clue that may allow their fellow citizens to escape before the metropolis is plunged into darkness. But can they convince the others and find the way before time runs out?

Release date October 9, 2008

Violence B-
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is City of Ember rated PG? The MPAA rated City of Ember PG or mild peril and some thematic elements.

Run Time: 95 minutes

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City of Ember
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Why is City of Ember rated PG? City of Ember is rated PG by the MPAA or mild peril and some thematic elements.

Living under artificial lights powered by a failing generator, the citizens of Ember are subjected to frequent and sometimes lengthy periods of total darkness. (For the sake of the film, they are dimly lit in order to carry on with the story.) As well, the city is crumbling from neglect and lack of fresh materials. The teens are often seen walking through the underground pipes and are attacked by a large, mole-like creature with tentacles on it’s face. Their efforts to find a solution are met with distrust and hostility from government officials who tag them as troublemakers and seek to arrest them. During their journey, they experience a wild ride down a water-filled tunnel and other moments of peril. The discussion and brief portrayal of death are also included in the script.

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City of Ember
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG
Alberta PG
Manitoba G Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Not recommended for Young Children
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

City of Ember is directed by and stars Saoirse Ronan, Toby Jones, Harry Treadaway, Bill Murray, Tim Robbins.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of City of Ember movie is January 20, 2009. Here are some details…

City of Ember releases to DVD on a flipper disc, with both wide and full screen presentations. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Digital (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French) with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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