The Family Stone parents guide

The Family Stone

Overall C+

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).

Release date December 15, 2005

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

Why is The Family Stone rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Family Stone PG-13 for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references.

Run Time: 103 minutes

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The Family Stone
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Family Stone rated PG-13? The Family Stone is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some sexual content including dialogue, and drug references.

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.”

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The Family Stone
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG -----
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Family Stone is directed by and stars Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Family Stone movie is May 2, 2006. Here are some details…

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.

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