Home Is Where The Heart Is parents guide

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Two half-sisters can't make their dysfunctional family whole.

Overall C

After the death of their mother (Joan Van Ark), half-sisters Cotton (Bailee Madison) and Sunny (Laura Bell Bundy) try to hang onto the thin family ties that bind them together.

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

Why is Home Is Where The Heart Is rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Home Is Where The Heart Is PG-13 for thematic material, substance abuse, some violence and language.

Run Time: 116 minutes

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Home Is Where The Heart Is
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Home Is Where The Heart Is rated PG-13? Home Is Where The Heart Is is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material, substance abuse, some violence and language.

Violence: Characters die and are grieved by loved ones. An orphaned child’s welfare is discussed. A character verbally bullies others. Bloody sports injuries are discussed. Characters trespass on private property. A jealous woman verbally threatens to kill a rival. A man physically threatens a woman, putting her in a chokehold and slamming her into a wall. She retaliates by kicking him in the groin. Characters give first aid treatment for a person who has overdosed. Medical care is depicted for a bloody head injury. A woman slaps a man. A character threatens to shoot a horse.

Sexual Content: A shirtless man is shown in his underwear.Female characters are seen in revealing clothing, bath towels and underwear. Unmarried sex, miscarried pregnancies and abortions are mentioned. A man and woman skinny dip: underwear removal and bare legs, backs and shoulders are shown. A woman implies she’s had cosmetic breast surgery. A couple kisses passionately, then begin undressing (underwear removal and bare legs, backs and shoulders are shown) and then the man lies on top of the woman. Sexual relations are implied in several other scenes, with only kissing and embracing shown. Bathroom talk, slang anatomical terms and words for sex are used. A character vomits.

Language: The script contains several mild profanities, moderate curses, and terms of deity uttered as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink frequently at home, social gatherings and privately—sometimes to the point of intoxication. One woman even describes getting wasted as fun. Many scenes are set in a bar where regular customers constantly consume alcohol. Other locals, including a law officer, also come in for drinks. A bartender gives a bottle of hard liquor to a child, who takes it to her ailing mother (her illness is unidentified) to ease her pain. People consume beer at a town celebration, and some are shown inebriated or unconscious. Driving while drinking is both shown and discussed. Toasts are made to the dead. A character uses pills and alcohol (sometimes together) to deal with stress. A main character smokes.

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Home Is Where The Heart Is
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

Home Is Where The Heart Is is directed by Rajeev Dassani and stars Bailee Madison, Laura Bell Bundy, Conrad Goode, Jonathan Banks, John C. McGinley.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Home Is Where The Heart Is movie is August 19, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Is Where The Heart Is releases directly to home video on August 19, 2014.

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