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Les Miserables


Dec 24, 2012

Latest Home Video

Mar 21, 2013

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Tom Hooper


Hugh Jackman
Russell Crowe
Anne Hathaway
Amanda Seyfried


2012 Universal Pictures

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Finding no justice in the 19th century France legal system, an ex-convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) breaks parole to make a new life for himself. This movie is based on the hit stage musical that brings Victor Hugo's classic novel to life.

Content Details

Why Is Les Miserables Rated PG-13?

Les Miserables is rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements.

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Violence: Children throw rocks at a man and badger him. He is repeatedly hit and kicked. A man steals items from a church. Corpses are seen, along with numerous sick and impoverished people. A woman is attacked verbally and physically by other women. She is later forced to sell her hair and teeth before turning to prostitution to provide for her daughter. A woman slaps a man before being thrown in the streets. She later scratches the face of a man. Characters engage in a sword fight. A child is subjected to cruel treatment. A character spits in the face of another. During a standoff, frequent gunfire is depicted and numerous characters are shot and killed (with blood shown in the streets). An explosion is set off. A child is gunned down. Characters attempt to escape through a sewer. A police officer is captured and threatened with death by the rebels. A man commits suicide.

Sexual Content: A single mother is accused of sleeping around. An employer makes sexual invitations to an employee. Prostitutes wear revealing clothing. A man hires a prostitute (brief sexual activity is shown). Later a clothed woman is shown atop a man during intercourse. A woman rubs a man’s crotch and male buttock nudity is briefly shown.

Language: The script contains several vulgar and sexual comments, profanities, some terms of Deity and scatological slang.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters smoke and drink. Some drunken men are shown. Characters drink before a battle for courage.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
AB PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
MB 14A
ON PG Mature Theme, Violence, Language May Offend.
QC G Not Recommended For Young Children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Les Miserables...

Home Video Notes: Les Misérables

Release Date: 22 March 2013

Les Misérables releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Feature Commentary with Director Tom Hooper

- The Stars of Les Misérables

- Creating the Perfect Paris

- The Original Masterwork

- Les Misérables Singing Live

- Battle at the Barricade

- The West End Connection

- Les Misérables on Location

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amboo says: Dec. 27, 2012

We took our 3 children who are ages 15, 12, and 11. We had seen the play and love it.  We all loved this movie.  We checked out parent preview first but it did not have much on there as far as details.  There is a part where a girl who has to sell her body for money is laying down on a bed and he lays on her for a little bit. He is moving.  They do fuzz it but it depicts her humiliation of just laying there and letting him.  There is also a part after everyone dies and the street is full of blood.  Those were the two parts I would have liked to know about ahead of time.  I do not know if I would have allowed my 11 year old to see it.  Just make sure your kids who are older know that this is a musical so most of it’s singing . It is called The Miserable for a reason.  It is 2 1/2 hrs. long but it is done beautifully with all the human emotions to go with it.  There is a lesson of hope and of forgiveness which give this sad story it’s beauty.

Rod Gustafson says: Dec. 28, 2012

Our sincere apologies for not having this information available on the day of the film’s release. This was a technical error on our part. Our full review with content details is now available.

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