A Mighty Wind

2003 PG-13 1h 32m DVD

A Mighty Wind

2003 PG-13 1h 32m DVD
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Satirist in extremis Christopher Guest aims his mockumentary lens at 1960s folk musicians -- specifically, the earnest Folksmen (portrayed by erstwhile Spinal Tappers Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer), the too-perky New Main Street Singers and former lovebirds Mitch & Mickey. As the three acts prepare to reunite for a tribute concert, music and emotions run high. This Grammy winner is a parody in the tradition of Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman.
Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, John Michael Higgins, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Michael Hitchcock, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge, Jim Piddock, Paul Dooley, Larry Miller
Christopher Guest
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that A Mighty Wind includes sexual humor with references to the adult film industry, homosexuality, and a sex-change operation. One character starts cross-dressing and others practice a silly religion based on colors. Language is pretty mild, and while these mockumentary subjects can be hilariously absurd, there's nothing mean-spirited in the comedy; a real love of folk music shines through.

Sexual Content

Sexual humor about the adult film industry; a fake religion where a flame represents a penis; a model-size brothel in a train set, and more. Mickey stays in a motel room where he hears people having sex next door. He mentions how he used to have sex with chamber maids before a show.


One quick slap upside the head.


"Hell" and "damn."

Social Behavior

Despite being a mockumentary, this movie is never mean-spirited; you can tell there's a respect and love for folk music.


The Powerpuff Girls playing in the background of one scene.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drug references. Mentions of Mickey's past drinking.

  • 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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