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Reign Over Me

Overall C

After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks claim the lives of Charlie Fineman's (Adam Sandler) wife and children, the heart-broken man locks himself into a hermit-like existence. When Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle), his former collage roommate, discovers Charlie's condition, he takes it upon himself to help his grieving friend come to terms with his loss.

Release date March 22, 2007

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

Why is Reign Over Me rated R? The MPAA rated Reign Over Me R for language and some sexual references.

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Why is Reign Over Me rated R? Reign Over Me is rated R by the MPAA for language and some sexual references.

This is a mature drama (rated Restricted in the United States) about a man who is warring with severe posttraumatic stress after his wife and children are killed in a plane crash on 9/11. The script includes frank discussions about sexual topics (no overt sexual activity is seen), including anatomical and crude references to sex, as well as multiple uses of the sexual expletive and other profanities along with a derrogatory term referencing homosexuals which is used repeatedly. Violence involves a character prone to fits of rage (expressed through name-calling, pushing and shoving, and destruction of property) and contemplation of suicide with a gun. Frequent social drinking is depicted and a character turns to alcohol to drown his grief.

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Reign Over Me
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Mature Theme, Coarse Language
Manitoba 14A Mature Theme. Coarse Language.Coarse Language, Mature Theme.-----
Ontario 14A Coarse Language. Mature theme.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A Coarse Language, Mature Theme.
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "Reign Over Me"

Cast and Crew

Reign Over Me is directed by and stars Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Reign Over Me movie is October 8, 2007. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 9 October 2007

Reign Over Me releases to DVD with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English and French), and with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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The movie World Trade Center also deals with the grief of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Another film that focuses on the impact of friendship is Hearts in Atlantis.