The Visitor parents guide

The Visitor

Overall A-

Nothing of significance has happened for a long time in the life of Walter Vale (Richard Jenkins). However, that changes when the dusty economics professor makes a trip to New York City and enters an apartment he has kept for years, but seldom visited. Inside he finds two squatters, Tarek (Haaz Sleiman) and Zainab (Danai Gurira). His simple, charitable decision to let the couple to stay, rather than evicting them to the streets, proves to be a new beginning for the old man.

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

Why is The Visitor rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Visitor PG-13 for brief strong language.

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The Visitor
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Visitor rated PG-13? The Visitor is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for brief strong language.

Providing an enlightening example of how helping others allows us to improve our own lives, The Visitor also offers a perspective on the plight of immigrants to America. Content issues for parents are relatively few. A short scuffle between two men trying to protect each other results in two sexual expletives and a couple of scatological profanities. Other profanity is heard later in the script along with two terms of Deity used as expletives. A man who is suspected of being an illegal immigrant is arrested and detained by police. Characters are seen socially drinking in some scenes.

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The Visitor
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.-----
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Visitor"

Cast and Crew

The Visitor is directed by and stars Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Visitor movie is October 6, 2008. Here are some details…

Invite this Visitor home on DVD. Along with a widescreen presentation of the film, the disc includes an audio commentary (with director Tom McCarthy and actor Richard Jenkins), deleted scenes and two featurettes (Playing the Djembe and The Visitor: An Inside Look). Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital (English).

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The plight of illegal immigrants is also explored in the film In America. In the movie While You Were Sleeping, a young woman finds herself thrown into the intimate circle of a family of strangers when they accidentally assume she is engaged to one of their sons.