2009 NR


2009 NR
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In this reimagining of Lewis Carroll's classic novels, Caterina Scorsone stars as Alice, a young woman who descends into the twisted world of Wonderland after her boyfriend is abducted by the Queen of Hearts (Kathy Bates, in an Emmy-nominated role) and forced to gamble in her royal casino. As the Hatter (Andrew Lee Potts) helps her battle a secret society called the White Rabbit, Alice uncovers the source of the Queen's wicked power. Tim Curry co-stars in this miniseries.
Caterina Scorsone, Kathy Bates, Andrew Lee Potts, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton, Colm Meaney, Tim Curry, Philip Winchester, Zak Santiago, Charlotte Sullivan
Nick Willing
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this classic '70s/'80s sitcom revolves around a widowed mother who wants to start a new life and pursue a singing career but gets sidetracked by a series of responsibilities and unexpected circumstances. Her choice to settle in Phoenix and raise her son is based more on need than desire. While fairly tame by today's primetime standards, the show is full of sharp humor and sexual innuendo, much of which will go over kids' heads. Some episodes late in the show's run (as Alice's son gets older) are a little racier.

Sexual Content

Some sexual innuendo -- mostly courtesy of Mel and Flo -- that will probably go over the kids' head. Occasional kissing visible.


Mel often threatens to punch someone or shakes his fist, but he never carries it out. During a hold up, a gun is visible but never fired. In one episode, Alice gets scared and buys a gun.


Some silly insults and name calling. Mel calls Vera "dingy."

Social Behavior

Alice is a strong woman who works hard and lives independently. The people she works with are her extended family, but her priority is her son Tommy. While the diner staff is mostly women, Mel -- who often makes sexist comments -- clearly runs the place. The cast is Caucasian, but they have occasional Latino and African-American customers. Later episodes feature Tommy drinking and struggling with growing up.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Hard alcohol and cigar/cigarette smoking sometimes visible. Characters are occasionally visibly drunk. In episodes from the show's later seasons, Tommy gets in trouble for drinking and smoking pot.

  • 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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