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The Stepfather

Stepparents have a bad reputation and The Stepfather in this movie is no exception. David (Dyaln Walsh) moved in with Susan (Sela Ward) while her son Michael (Penn Badgley) was away at military school. Now, as Michael gets acquainted with the new boyfriend, he becomes more and more convinced that there is something dastardly about David. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 102
Theater Release: 16 Oct 2009
Video Release: 09 Feb 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Stepfather is rated PG-13: for intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, mature thematic material and brief sensuality.

Cast: Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward
Studio: 2009 Sony Screen Gems
Website: Official site for The Stepfather.

Detailed Review

Stepparents are often easy targets and this film does nothing to break this stereotype. Too bad Susan Harding (Sela Ward) doesn’t watch more movies because if she did, she might… 
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Why Is The Stepfather Rated PG-13?

In this movie about a wicked stepfather, multiple murders are seen and various corpses shown.… 
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David seems very concerned about the possibility of Michael and his girlfriend engaging in a… 
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