Another Year

2010 PG-13 2h 10m Blu-ray / DVD

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Another Year

2010 PG-13 2h 10m Blu-ray / DVD
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Over the course of a tumultuous year, contented medical counselor Gerri (Ruth Sheen) and her geologist husband, Tom (Jim Broadbent), see their friends and relations through a series of happy events and heartbreaks -- including a birth and a death. Imelda Staunton and Oliver Maltman co-star in this character-driven ensemble dramedy from writer-director Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky, Vera Drake, Secrets & Lies).
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, English SDH, French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 2.35:1
English, English SDH, French
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, 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 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this satisfying, emotionally complex drama from acclaimed British filmmaker Mike Leigh (Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky) focuses on the lives and troubles of middle-aged characters (the youngest is 30), so it's unlikely that teens will be very interested. But if they are, there's not too much age-inappropriate content to worry about -- In fact, the only significant concern is the characters' frequent drinking; most is social, but one main character relies on alcohol as somewhat of a crutch. Beyond that, expect a bit of uncomfortable flirting and infrequent strong language (including sparing use of "f--k" and "s--t").

Sexual Content

Adult characters occasionally flirt with one another, but nothing comes of it. No kissing or sex.


Not applicable


Language includes very infrequent use of "s--t" and "f--k," plus one use of "piss."

Social Behavior

The movie provides a strong example of a positive marriage in Tom and Gerri's solid, loving, supporting relationship. They extend their generosity to many friends and family members, some of whom manage to straighten out their lives and others who need a great deal more help. The couple shows tolerance, empathy, and inclusiveness, and they don't easily give up.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The main character and one minor character drink heavily (wine and beer) and to excess; it's not made clear whether they're addicted, but they definitely use alcohol to drown their sorrows. Other characters drink wine socially throughout the movie.

  • 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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