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Skeleton Key

Overall C

Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson) gets more than the $1,000/week she was promised when she takes a nursing job caring for an elderly invalid. Her master key to the large isolated mansion, where her patient resides, unlocks a skeleton of paranormal proportions in this supernatural thriller.

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

Why is Skeleton Key rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Skeleton Key PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, some partial nudity and thematic material.

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Why is Skeleton Key rated PG-13? Skeleton Key is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence, disturbing images, some partial nudity and thematic material.

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Skeleton Key
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence; Coarse language.
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children.-----
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "Skeleton Key"

Cast and Crew

Skeleton Key is directed by and stars Kate Hudson.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Skeleton Key movie is November 14, 2005. Here are some details…

Universal Studio’s DVD release of the Skeleton Key fleshes out the production’s details with a commentary by Director Iain Softley and deleted scenes (also with commentary by Director Iain Softley). There is also a closet full of featurettes and interest pieces such as: Behind the Locked Door - Making The Skeleton Key, Exploring Voodoo/Hoodoo, Recipe & Ritual: Making the Perfect Gumbo, Blues in the Bayou, Kate Hudson’s Ghost Story, Plantation Life, Casting The Skeleton Key, John Hurt’s Story, A House Called Felicity, and Gena’s Love Spell. Available in either wide or full screen, the disc offers Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround audio tracks and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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