The Messenger parents guide

The Messenger

Release date November 13, 2009

If Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) thought life was dangerous on the battlefront, the injured soldier is about to discover things may be no better with his new domestic assignment. Paired with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), his mission is to break the bad news to the next-of-kin of servicemen that their loved one has been killed.

Why is The Messenger rated R? The MPAA rated The Messenger R for language and some sexual content/nudity.

The Messenger
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Messenger rated R? The Messenger is rated R by the MPAA for language and some sexual content/nudity.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Brief portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Scene of violence depicting slapping.
- Occasional disturbing scenes.
-Verbal references to war violence.
Sexual Content:
- Nudity shown in a non-sexual context.
- Full frontal nudity (buttocks and breasts shown) in a sexual situation.
- Implied and simulated sexual activity.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing, kissing and fondling.
-Approximately 61 instances of strong aggressive coarse language.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Alcohol abuse.
- Smoking.

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The Messenger
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Nudity, Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A Mature Theme, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

The Messenger is directed by Oren Moverman and stars Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Oren Moverman .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Messenger movie is May 18, 2010. Here are some details…

The Messenger releases to DVD and Blu-ray on May 18, 2010.

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Some of the emotional challenges faced by servicemen are also depicted in Dear John, Pearl Harbor, Snow Falling on Cedars and The War.