Orphan parents guide

Orphan Parent Guide

Release date July 24, 2009

When Kate and John Coleman (Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard) adopt a child, they are hoping Ester (Isabella Fuhrman) will help ease the grief they feel over the loss of their baby. But instead the arrival of this Orphan introduces the family to pain and horror beyond anything than they have ever imagined.

Why is Orphan rated R? The MPA rated Orphan R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language.

Run Time: 123 minutes

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Orphan rated R? Orphan is rated R by the MPAA for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language.

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


- Frequent portrayals of non-graphic violence

- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.

- Frequent gun, weapons, and brutal hand-to-hand violence..

- Frequent disturbing scenes, along with portrayals of emotional and psychological suffering.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Bullying

Sexual Content:

- Implied sexual activity.

- Embracing, kissing and fondling.

- Mild sexual references and language.

- Limited instances of brief simulated sexual activity.

- Infrequent depictions of print pornography and sexual imagery (breast and female frontal nudity shown).


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Infrequent use of profanity, vulgar expressions and slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Some substance abuse and tobacco use.

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News About "Orphan"

Cast and Crew

Orphan is directed by and stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Orphan movie is October 27, 2009. Here are some details…

Orphan is releasing to DVD and Blu-ray on October 27, 2009.

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For tales of other adoptions check out: Slumdog Millionaire, Oliver Twist and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.