A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

2013 R 1h 26m Blu-ray / DVD

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A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

2013 R 1h 26m Blu-ray / DVD
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Successful graphic designer Charles Swan seems to have it all -- until his girlfriend suddenly walks out and leaves him an absolute wreck. Turning to his friends for guidance, a soul-searching Charles sets out to discover where he went wrong.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 Surround
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is a trippy, '70s-set comedy that takes place mostly in the mind of a narcissistic womanizer (played by none other than Charlie Sheen). As you might expect from a movie starring Sheen, there's a great deal of substance abuse (drinking, pill popping, etc.), casual sex, objectification of women (partial nudity included), and strong language (many uses of "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," and more).

Sexual Content

The majority of Charles' mind is revealed to be made up of sex: half-naked women (breasts are shown), memories of sexual experiences, etc. Charles keeps a drawer full of lurid photos of previous girlfriends/conquests. Charles and his girlfriend are shown in a tub together (breasts visible), and there are several glimpses of sex (either the sounds of or brief scenes of the act). Women are dressed in sexy, revealing outfits in some of Charles' reveries.


Charles ends up in the hospital, is nearly blown up by a group of imaginary angry women warriors, drinks and drives, and crashes into a pool and injures himself. A beloved pet parrot dies.


Frequent use of strong language, including "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "bitch," "bulls--t," "ass," "damn," "c--k," and more.

Social Behavior

Charles' life seems like a cautionary tale for young men, so the positive spin would be that being a materialistic, selfish womanizer doesn't lead to a fulfilling life.


Charles drives a Cadillac.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Charles drinks heavily, pops pills, smoke dope, and goes to drug-fueled parties.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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