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Misery Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 17 & under

A quality film of suspense and manipulation.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is highly violent. There are continuing acts of torture, repeated graphic and sadistic acts; kidnapping, bondage, broken bones and overall deception. Even mature teenagers may find this film highly upsetting.

  • Families can talk about how they feel about the violence in the movie. They can also use the movie as a basis for discussing safety and protecting themselves from strangers.

The good stuff
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    Messages: The sociopathic main character carries out terrifying acts of violence and kidnapping.

What to watch for
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    Violence: The film begins with a terrible car accident and shows the resulting wounds. It revolves around a kidnapping and the ensuing torture.

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    Sex: Not applicable

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    Language: Very little profane language, but one obscene finger gesture and several odd euphemisms for swear words.

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    Consumerism: Not applicable

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: The kidnapper repeatedly drugs her victim.

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