Nowhere parents guide

Nowhere Parent Guide

Tense and a bit bloody, this is a gripping survival story.

Overall C-

Netflix: A young refugee finds herself adrift in a shipping container in the middle of the ocean.

Release date September 29, 2023

Violence C
Sexual Content D
Profanity D
Substance Use A-

Why is Nowhere rated TV-MA? The MPAA rated Nowhere TV-MA for disturbing images, language, nudity, violence

Run Time: 109 minutes

Parent Movie Review

Spain has fallen to a totalitarian regime that murders pregnant women and children in order to conserve resources. Desperate to survive, Nico (Tamar Novas) and his pregnant wife, Mia (Anna Castillo), pay a mule to get them into a cargo container bound for Ireland. But when things go wrong, the two are separated and Mia finds herself alone in a shipping container in the middle of the ocean. With no way to know where she is and facing the imminent arrival of her baby, Mia will have to use all her strength and wits to survive.

Movies that spend most of the runtime with one character in isolation have a lot of potential to go very badly very quickly since they rely entirely on one actor to carry the entire production. Luckily for Nowhere, Anna Castillo is more than up to the task. About 90% of the runtime is spent solely with her (and the baby which obviously can’t talk) in one confined space. Castillo is able to portray the depth of emotions that come with her horrible situation and keep the audience engaged. Mia is a character with depth, flaws, and strengths who you want to root for, even when things seem the most hopeless.

Survival thrillers are not for everyone, and this one has some brutal moments. If you are queasy at all about raw meat, giving birth, or self-surgery, you are going to want to sit this one out. There is also a scene where a group of people, including children, are mercilessly gunned down and their bodies and blood are shown in some detail. If neither of those two sentences deterred you, Nowhere is a fantastic addition to the survival genre, with a mixture of thrilling moments and emotional turmoil sure to keep you engrossed.

Directed by Albert Pintó. Starring Anna Castillo, Tamar Novas. Running time: 109 minutes. Theatrical release September 29, 2023. Updated

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Rating & Content Info

Why is Nowhere rated TV-MA? Nowhere is rated TV-MA by the MPAA for disturbing images, language, nudity, violence

Violence: A group of people are gunned down; blood and dead bodies are shown. A woman accidentally cuts herself and must stitch herself up, which is seen in some detail.
Sexual Content: A woman is seen giving birth naked, her breasts are seen clearly.
Profanity: The script contains around six sexual expletives, five mild and moderate expletives, and eight terms of deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A woman drinks alcohol to numb the pain of an injury.

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