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Shane Salerno


Philip Seymour Hoffman
Edward Norton
John Cusack
Judd Apatow


2013 Weinstein Company

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Still shot from the movie: Salinger.

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Look for our review on or near Sep 06, 2013.


After penning the popular novel Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger turned into a recluse. This documentary interviews friends, family and those affected by his influential book, hoping to reveal the man behind the mystery.

Content Details

Why Is Salinger Rated PG-13?

Salinger is rated PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking.

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

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Infrequent archival footage of war combat, casualties and Holocaust victims, with some detail shown.

- Infrequent, detailed descriptions of violence.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

- Restrained portrayals of non-graphic violence

- Brief non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.


- Infrequent use of profanity and vulgar expressions.

- One use of an ethno-cultural slur in a historical context.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Frequent portrayals of smoking in a historical context.

Extra info about this movie

This documentary film is based on a book by author David Shields and filmmaker-screenwriter Shane Salerno.

Learn more about J.D. Salinger and his classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

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

Salinger’s novel explored teen angst and rebellion. Other movies to examine this subject include: The Perks of Being a Wallflower and It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Scenes of War Violence and Injury.
AB PG Mature Subject Matter.
MB PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Disturbing Content.
ON PG Mature Theme, Disturbing Content, Tobacco Use.
QC G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Not Rated

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