Shine A Light parents guide

Shine A Light

Overall C+

Rolling Stones fans get a backstage pass to the rock band's 2006 performance at New York City's Beacon Theater thanks to this concert documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. Along with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and drummer Charlie Watts, there are also guest performances by Jack White, Christina Aguilera and Buddy Guy.

Release date April 3, 2008

Violence A
Sexual Content B
Profanity D
Substance Use D+

Why is Shine A Light rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Shine A Light PG-13 for brief strong language, drug references and smoking. (Note: Shine A Light was edited for re-rating. It was originally rated R for some language.

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Shine A Light
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Shine A Light rated PG-13? Shine A Light is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for brief strong language, drug references and smoking. (Note: Shine A Light was edited for re-rating. It was originally rated R for some language.

This bulk of this movie is a concert presented by the Rolling Stones in 2006. Directed by Martin Scorsese, there are brief documentary clips and historic footage interspersed amongst the songs. While we are not detailing all of the lyrics, the major concerns for parents will be the impromptu inclusion of at least five sexual expletives and a few other profanities, as well as Keith Richards’ near constant smoking of cigarettes on stage. Some songs sing of the joys of drugs, alcohol and sexual relationships. Some female singers wear low-cut costumes and Mick Jagger dances erotically during a couple of musical numbers and appears to enjoy bearing his hairy sixty-something navel… ahem!

Of Special Note:

During its preliminary release, this movie is only playing in large-screen theaters (such as IMAX). Some people may experience motion sickness from the hand-held cameras and oversized screen. Strobe light effects are also included.

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Shine A Light
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG -----
Ontario PG Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Shine A Light is directed by and stars The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Shine A Light movie is July 28, 2008. Here are some details…

This digital concert rolls onto the home video market with English only audio tracks, recorded in three formats: Dolby Digital 2.0 Plus, 5.1 Dolby TrueHD and 5.1 DTS Surround. The disc also includes a featurette and four music videos.

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Another concert event turned into a movie theater performance is the Hannah Montana - Miley Cyrus- Best of Both Worlds Concert. Director Martin Scorsese is better known for his dramatic work in films such as The Aviator.