An Unfinished Life
When her husband dies, grieving widow Jean moves with her daughter into the Wyoming home of her estranged father-in-law, steely rancher Einar, even though they don't get along. Over time, the two learn to move on through the power of forgiveness.
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- Lasse Hallström
- DVD, Blu-ray and streaming
PG-13For some violence including domestic abuse, and language
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; making-of featurette; still gallery.
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS-HD Master AudioOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this drama concerns stressful relations among a young widowed mother, her angry father-in-law, and her 11-year-old daughter: this means that the film includes frequent scenes of family tension. This strain begins with an accidental death of the girl's father, not shown on screen but repeatedly discussed. That said, these scenes are not explosive, but taut and delicately handled. Characters argue, curse, smoke, and drink briefly. One male character abuses his girlfriend, in images that are occasionally abrupt and disturbing, and he is eventually beaten for his transgressions. A character bears scars from a bear attack (and discusses their appearance with the 12-year-old girl), and later in the film, a bear attacks the grandfather, frightening the granddaughter, who reacts and saves him.
- Sexual Content
- Some aggressive pawing by the bad boyfriend.
- Bear attack, domestic abuse, a beatdown of a deserving villain.
- Brief, rough ranchers' language.
- Social Behavior
- Abusive boyfriend, stubborn adults, wise child.
- Reference to McDonalds.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Smoking, drinking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it