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The Messenger

Released

Nov 13, 2009

Latest Home Video

May 18, 2010

MPAA Rating

R

Director

Oren Moverman

Cast

Ben Foster
Woody Harrelson
Samantha Morton
Oren Moverman

Studio

2009 Oscilloscope Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: The Messenger.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.

Synopsis

If Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) thought life was dangerous on the battlefront, the injured soldier is about to discover things may be no better with his new domestic assignment. Paired with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), his mission is to break the bad news to the next-of-kin of servicemen that their loved one has been killed.

Content Details

Why Is The Messenger Rated R?

The Messenger is rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Messenger...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
Violence:
- Brief portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Scene of violence depicting slapping.
- Occasional disturbing scenes.
-Verbal references to war violence.
Sexual Content:
- Nudity shown in a non-sexual context.
- Full frontal nudity (buttocks and breasts shown) in a sexual situation.
- Implied and simulated sexual activity.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing, kissing and fondling.
Language:
-Approximately 61 instances of strong aggressive coarse language.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Alcohol abuse.
- Smoking.

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Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Messenger.

Some of the emotional challenges faced by servicemen are also depicted in Dear John, Pearl Harbor, Snow Falling on Cedars and The War.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Coarse Language.
AB 14A Coarse Language, Nudity, Sexual Content.
MB 14A Mature Theme, Coarse Language.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
QC 13+
NB
NS
NL
PE
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of The Messenger...

The Messenger releases to DVD and Blu-ray on May 18, 2010.

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