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This movie follows three parallel plots about the search for The Fountain of youth. Yet even with the talents of actors like Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, this quest for immortality gets bogged down in depictions of violence, content issues and trying to pull the confused storylines together.
Why Is The Fountain Rated PG-13?
The Fountain is rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language
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The film’s combination of three different plots makes the opening sequences of this film difficult to follow at times. Scenes of the Spanish Inquisition include depictions of men being speared with javelins, stabbed, hung, beaten and mutilated. The film also portrays death, grief and the desperate actions of those trying to prevent death. Various religious beliefs about death and immortality are explored. A married couple engages in passionate kissing. Some profanities and a strong sexual expletive are contained in the script.
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In Tuck Everlasting, a family of backwoodsmen discovers the fountain of youth. Evolution, space travel and monoliths are all subjects for query in another science fiction mind-boggler, 2001: The Space Odyssey. The pursuit of immortality is an integral part of the plot of the movie Star Trek: Insurrection.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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DVD Release Date: 15 May 2007
While the DVD release of The Fountain is not running over with bonus extras, it does offer a look Inside The Fountain: Death and Rebirth Gallery of 6 Featurettes Exploring the Movie’s Various Periods and Settings. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English and French).