Everything is Illuminated parents guide

Everything is Illuminated

Overall C+

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.

Release date September 15, 2005

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

Why is Everything is Illuminated rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Everything is Illuminated PG-13 for disturbing images/violence, sexual content and language.

Run Time: 106 minutes

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Everything is Illuminated
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Everything is Illuminated rated PG-13? Everything is Illuminated is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for disturbing images/violence, sexual content and language.

Obviously, this film deals with serious issues involving the actions of Nazi soldiers against Jewish populations. Much of this is described in dialogue, although some pictures of bodies and firing squads are seen. A character suffering from grief and guilt commits suicide. Moderate profanities are throughout—both verbal and subtitled—along with a single sexual expletive. Some sexual dialogue, and a young man and boy sharing a pornographic magazine are also included.

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Everything is Illuminated
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language. Violence.
Alberta PG Mature Themes, Not Recommended for Children
Manitoba 14A Mature Theme
Ontario PG Mature theme.
Quebec G Not Recommended for young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Everything is Illuminated is directed by Live Schreiber and stars Eugene Hutz, Elijah Wood.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Everything is Illuminated movie is March 21, 2006. Here are some details…

Not much will be illuminated with the DD release of this movie, which includes only a few deleted scenes as bonus features. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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