The Women parents guide

The Women

Overall C

Featuring a cast made up entirely of females, The Women explores the relationships, wagging tongues and mixed advice shared by a group of friends when they try to help one of the group (Mary Haines --played by Meg Ryan) cope with the discovery of her husband's affair with a sexy, store clerk (Eva Mendes). Look for Annette Bening, Debi Mazer, Candice Bergen and Cloris Leachman amongst the ensemble.

Release date September 11, 2008

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

Why is The Women rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Women PG-13 for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking.

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Why is The Women rated PG-13? The Women is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sex-related material, language, some drug use and brief smoking.

The script for this film is packed with profanities, crude sexual comments and other vulgarities, along with negative religious and homosexual remarks. A preteen discovers her mother’s birth control device, dresses provocatively, and admits to smoking. She also has a frank discussion with an older woman about sexual activity. The girl later burns tampons as a way to protest becoming a woman. Women are shown kissing and cuddling in a lesbian restaurant. A woman goes through labor and gives birth to a baby. Two characters smoke marijuana during a prolonged scene of drug use. Characters also drink and smoke on several occasions. A woman openly mocks the wife of her lover.

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The Women
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Drug Use.
Alberta PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme. Language May Offend, Substance Abuse.
Ontario 14A Mature Theme, Sexual Content, Substance Abuse.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Women is directed by and stars Candice Bergen, Annette Bening, Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Women movie is December 22, 2008. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Women

Release Date: 23 December 2008

Releasing to DVD and Blu-ray, The Women invite fans to look at The Legacy (a documentary about the 1936 stage play of The Women that became the classic 1939 movie, and this 2008 remake), and to see The Women Behind the Women (as the cast and crew explore female empowerment, body image and self-esteem for girls).


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Five women—and one lone man—organize a book group as a way to distract a friend from the details of her messy divorce in The Jane Austen Book Club. A man who has grown complacent in his marriage has his relationship revitalized when he takes up ballroom lessons in Shall We Dance.

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