What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Buried is a very intense thriller that takes place entirely within a coffin buried under the sand. Considering that most people have an innate fear of being buried alive, the movie can be nearly excruciating to watch -- although it's very well made. The main character (played by Ryan Reynolds) has a lighter, a cell phone, and some other supplies, but he's the only person shown on screen. Expect some intense behavior and strong language (including many uses of "f--k"). Brave older teens and grown-ups may be intrigued, but be ready for nightmares.
- Families can talk about the psychological horror in this movie. Does it have more or less impact than gorier horror films? Why?
- Is this movie scary? What's the difference between this kind of terror and something more supernatural?