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Even though his wife (Elizabeth Banks) has been convicted of murder, John Brennan (Russell Crowe) refuses to believe she is guilty. When the despairing woman attempts to take her own life, John is convinced the only way he can save her is to break her out of prison.
Why Is The Next Three Days Rated PG-13?
The Next Three Days is rated PG-13 for violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Next Three Days...
Violence: Characters involved in accidents and crime are shown with blood on their faces, hands and clothes. A man is beaten and has a knife held to his face. Adults argue on several occasions. A woman opens the door of a speeding car and attempts to throw herself out, nearly causing an accident. A murder is repeatedly depicted. A character attempts suicide. Characters are shot and killed. A man starts a house on fire. During a prisoner escape attempt, characters are threatened with a gun and shot at.
Sexual Content: Women engage in sexual dialogue that includes anatomical terms and crude sexual innuendo. Implied sex takes place off screen. A woman wears a low cut dress. A married couple kisses passionately.
Language: The script contains a strong sexual expletive and over a dozen scatological slang terms, profanities and crude expressions.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A woman gives herself an injection for medical purposes. Illegal drug dealing is shown. A man sells prescription drugs on the streets. Characters drink and smoke on several occasions. Characters have a meth lab in their basement.
Other: Characters lie to protect others.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Next Three Days.
Russell Crowe plays another character that turns to crime when he feels the authorities are being unjust in Robin Hood. Another criminal justifies his activities (and eventually gets a real life book deal) in the movie Catch Me If You Can. Unjustly convicted of a crime, a man plots revenge on his accusers in the classic tale The Count of Monte Cristo. Other movies that depict the plight of family members who watch loved ones go to jail include The Visitor and The Informant.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of The Next Three Days...
The Next Three Days releases to DVD and Blu-ray (as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) on March 8, 2011. Both packages include the following bonus extras:
- Making The Next Three Days
- The Men of The Next Three Days
- True Escapes for Love
- Cast Moments
- Deleted Scenes
- Extended Scenes
- Full-Length Bump Key Video