To save an ailing world a man (Matthew McConaughey) agrees to leave his family behind and make a risky interstellar journey. This film, directed by Christopher Nolan and written by his brother Jonathan Nolan, also stars Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain.
Why Is Interstellar Rated PG-13?
Interstellar is rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Interstellar...Violence:
Characters are frequently in peril and some die. Earth's inhabitants are at risk of becoming extinct. Natural disasters (like dust storms) are depicted. Characters drive recklessly. A crop is purposely set on fire. Characters engage in a life and death brawl. Explosions are depicted.
Characters embrace and kiss. Biological samples of human fertilized eggs are discussed.
Mild profanities, moderate curses, scatological slang and terms of deity are infrequently used. A sexual expletive is half uttered once, and later completely heard.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Characters drink beer on a couple of occasions. Alcohol is sipped during an office meeting.
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Christopher Nolan past credits include Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises (that also stars Anne Hathaway) and Inception. Matthew McConaughey played another character curious about space exploration in Contact. And Jessica Chastain searches Earth for an evasive terrorist in Zero Dark Thirty.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Interstellar...Home Video Notes: Interstellar
Release Date: 31 March 2015
Interstellar releases to home video in a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Package. (And for a limited time, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will also include an authentic, collectible Interstellar film cell from an original 70MM IMAX print of the film.) Special features include:
- The Science of Interstellar—Extended cut of the broadcast special.
- Plotting an Interstellar Journey—Discusses the film's origins, influences and narrative designs.
- Life on Cooper's Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.
- The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, and clean up after, a catastrophic dust storm.
- TARS and CASE—Designing and building these unique characters and how they were brought to life on set and in the film.
- Cosmic Sounds—The concepts, process, and recording of Hans Zimmer's unforgettable score.
- The Space Suits—A look at the design and build of the suits and helmets, and what it was like to wear them.
- The Endurance—Explore this massive set with a guided tour by production designer Nathan Crowley.
- Shooting in Iceland: Miller's Planet/Mann's Planet—Travel with the cast and crew to Iceland and see the challenges they faced in creating two vastly different worlds in one country.
- The Ranger and the Lander—A look at the other two spaceships in the film.
- Miniatures in Space—Marvel at the large-scale models used in the explosive docking sequence.
- The Simulation of Zero-G—Discover the various methods that the filmmakers used to create a zero gravity environment.
- Celestial Landmarks—Explore how the filmmakers used practical special effects informed by real scientific equations to give the illusion of real space travel for both the actors and the audience.
- Across All Dimensions and Time—A look at the concept and design of the Tesseract, which incorporated a practical set rather than a green screen.
- Final Thoughts—The cast and crew reflect back on their Interstellar experience.
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