The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus parents guide

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Overall C+

Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), a storyteller, made a deal with the Devil (Tom Waits). However, his debt needs to be paid by his daughter (Lily Cole) when she turns sixteen. On the eve of that fateful day, the fretting father searches for a way to break the ill-begotten bargain.

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

Why is The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus PG-13 for violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking.

Run Time: 121 minutes

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Why is The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus rated PG-13? The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking.

Characters, including a teen, repeatedly smoke. Others drink on numerous occasions, often to the point of drunkenness. A girl is shown in low cut dresses and her bra. She is also seen with only her long hair as a covering (brief depiction of frontal nudity). A character hits the inflated "breasts" of a man dressed in drag. Policemen, wearing skirts and heels, expose their pantyhose-covered buttocks. Characters engage in fistfights, slapping, biting and hitting. Moments of peril occur often. Explosions imply the death of characters. A man is hit with a horsewhip. A woman kills a chicken by breaking its neck. Dead cattle are shown floating in a river. A man attempts suicide. Several characters are hung by the neck. A man has satanic marks drawn on his forehead. Individuals engage in scams and con artist activities. A man’s blood-covered apron is seen, along with the depiction of a bloody nose. Characters briefly discuss a woman’s death during childbirth. A teenaged girl engages in sexual activity with an adult male (on screen action is not seen). The script contains profanities, scatological slang, slurs and terms of Deity.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"

Cast and Crew

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is directed by Terry Gilliam and stars Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus movie is April 27, 2010. Here are some details…

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is releasing to DVD and Blu-ray on April 27, 2010.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus releases on DVD and Blu-ray with the following bonus materials:
- Film Commentary with Director Terry Gilliam
- Deleted Scene with Optional Commentary by Terry Gilliam
- Introduction by Terry Gilliam
- Heath Ledger Wardrobe Test with Optional Commentary by Terry Gilliam
- Heath Ledger Interview
- Behind the Mirror, Building the Monastery
- The Artwork of Doctor Parnassus
- Doctor Parnassus Around the World
- Cast and Crew Presentation on Stage
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus on Blu-ray also offers:
- The Imaginarium of Terry Gilliam
- Heath Ledger and Friends—Cast & Crew remember their friend
- “The Drunk” Multi-Angle Progression Sequence
- Creating a scene from storyboard to VFX
- movieIQ+sync and BD-Live

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantasy story that employs many visual effects and unusual images, similar to the movie MirrorMask. A much more family friendly exploration of the imagination takes place in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium when a store owner decides to retire and leave his magical toyshop to his young assistant. Actor Christopher Plummer plays another fatherly role as the parent of the singing von Trapp family in The Sound of Music. He also stars in the romantic mystery The Lake House and lends his voice to the crusty explorer Charles Muntz in the animated film Up.