Rosewater parents guide

Rosewater Parent Guide

When a spoof becomes no laughing matter.

Release date November 14, 2014

While on assignment in Iran in 2009, Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari (played by Gael García Bernal) was imprisoned, questioned and tortured. One of the reasons his captors claimed he was a covert agent was because he had previously appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a comedy sketch featuring Jason Jones as a spy.

Why is Rosewater rated R? The MPA rated Rosewater R for language including some crude references, and violent content.

Run Time: 103 minutes

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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 Rosewater rated R? Rosewater is rated R by the MPAA for language including some crude references, and violent content.

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

- Brief non-graphic violence.
- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence in the context of torture and interrogation, with no blood or detail.
- Several scenes of violence depicting beating, shooting and rioting in the context of civil unrest, with some blood and little detail.
- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:
- Sexual references.

- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions.
- Limited use of slurs

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Tobacco use/smoking.

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News About "Rosewater"

Rosewater is opening in a limited theatrical release on November 14, 2014.

This movie is based on the memoir of the Iranian born, Canadian citizen Maziar Bahari, Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival (co-written with Aimee Molloy).

After his releases, Jon Stewart met with Maziar Bahari, and the two became friends. Stewart, who is known for his comedy depictions, decided to help Bahari adapt his serious account into this movie, titled Rosewater.

Cast and Crew

Rosewater is directed by Jon Stewart and stars Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Claire Foy.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Rosewater movie is February 10, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Rosewater
Release Date: 10 February 2015
Rosewater releases to home video (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet) with the following extras:
- Digital Copy of Rosewater (Subject to expiration. Go to for details.)
- Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to for details.)
- Iran's Controversial Election
- The Story of Maziar Bahari
- Real Spies Have TV Shows
- What Happens in New Jersey...
- A Director's Perspective

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Gael García Bernal can also be seen in Letters to Juliet. The Academy Award winning film, A Separation and the animation Persepolis are both set in Iran.

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