A Mighty Heart parents guide

A Mighty Heart

Overall B-

This movie is based on the true and tragic story of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. When his wife Mariane (Angelina Jolie) discovers Daniel (Dan Futterman) has been captured by a terrorist group, the pregnant woman remains stoically optimistic while Pakistani police, FBI agents and government officials investigate the international incident.

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

Why is A Mighty Heart rated R? The MPAA rated A Mighty Heart R for language.

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A Mighty Heart
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is A Mighty Heart rated R? A Mighty Heart is rated R by the MPAA for language.

Carefully chronicling the events leading up to the brutal murder of reporter Daniel Pearl by Islamic extremists, this film is not suitable for children. The ongoing situation creates a continual sense of peril and tension, yet the film depicts very little explicit violence. Men are portrayed hanging by their wrists and being interrogated, while presumably naked (shown from the waist up). In another scene, men fire shots during the capture of a suspect. Multiple sexual expletives are heard, along with some other profanities. A brief shot shows a married couple embracing in bed—bare backs and shoulders are seen. Some secondary characters smoke and drink.

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A Mighty Heart
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Coarse Language.Coarse Language, Not Recommended for Children.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "A Mighty Heart"

Cast and Crew

A Mighty Heart is directed by and stars Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi, Will Pat.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of A Mighty Heart movie is October 16, 2007. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 16 October 2007

The pulse of A Mighty Heart can be felt in the featurette A Journey of Passion, which explores the making of the film. The DVD release also includes a public service announcement for The Pearl Foundation (with Christiane Amanpour), a message about the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the movie’s theatrical trailer. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Digital, 5.1 PCM (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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World Trade Center and United 93 are other movies that have told the personal stories behind real life acts of terrorism.