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Woody Allen plays a magician named Sid Waterman, who gets tangled up in a plot to capture a suspected serial killer (Hugh Jackman), hatched by a conniving journalism student (Scarlett Johansson) eager to get the Scoop on a career-making story.
Why Is Scoop Rated PG-13?
Scoop is rated PG-13 for some sexual content.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Scoop...
The biggest issue for parents with this PG-13 film will be the principal female character’s casual attitude toward sex. A student journalist, she’s willing to sleep with men to capture a promising story. However, no sexual activity is seen and verbal descriptions are not at all explicit. Discussions about a serial killer are included, a drowning is depicted, and a woman is killed during the course of the movie (again, nothing is show on screen). Social drinking is seen, as is a comical depiction of the afterlife, including the “grim reaper.” A few mild profanities and terms of Christian deity are heard.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Scoop.
In Heaven Can Wait, the spirit of a man who dies before his time enters the body of a murder victim and helps to catch the perpetrators of the crime. Actress Scarlett Johansson plays another character that engages in ill-advised romance in the film In Good Company and Hugh Jackman plays a wealthy gentleman who discovers there is almost a century between himself and the love of his life in the movie Kate and Leopold.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Scoop...
Woody Allen’s Scoop comes to DVD in a widescreen presentation. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.