Reservation Road parents guide

Reservation Road

Overall C

Ethan Learner (Joaquin Phoenix) is driving is son Josh (Sean Curley) home from a music recital. Dwight Arno (Mark Ruffalo) has his son Lucas (Eddie Alderson) in tow after attending a baseball game. When these two parents collide on Reservation Road, a tragedy occurs that will change their lives forever.

Release date October 25, 2007

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

Why is Reservation Road rated R? The MPAA rated Reservation Road R for language and some disturbing images.

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Reservation Road
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Reservation Road rated R? Reservation Road is rated R by the MPAA for language and some disturbing images.

This movie presents nearly continuous suspense as a character looks for a hit-an-run driver who is hiding in plain sight. Scenes of verbal tension between spouses, as well as a divorced couple, occur frequently. A young child is hit and killed by a vehicle (some detail is shown). A character with a firearm breaks into a home, then kidnaps and forcibly confines a man. A weapon is pointed at a man and at the gunman’s own head. A married couple briefly begins to engage in sexual activity (no nudity is seen). Language includes half-a-dozen sexual expletives along with some other moderate and mild profanities and terms of deity. A man drinks to relieve stress.

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Reservation Road
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba PG Mature Theme. Language May Offend.-----
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Not Recommended For Young Children, Disturbing Content.
Quebec G Not Recommended for young children.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Reservation Road"

Cast and Crew

Reservation Road is directed by and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Reservation Road movie is April 7, 2008. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 8 April 2008

Reservation Road drives onto DVD with deleted scenes, a featurette (Looking Back on Reservation Road), and an episode of the TV show Friday Night Lights (Last Days of Summer).

The movie is presented in Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85). Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English and French), with subtitles in English (SDH), French and Spanish.

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Joaquin Phoenix can also be seen in Walk The Line. Mark Ruffalo stars in 13 Going On 30.