Authors Anonymous

2014 PG-13 1h 32m DVD

Authors Anonymous

2014 PG-13 1h 32m DVD
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A band of unpublished writers who gather to gripe about their misfortunes must cope with the sudden success of Hannah, who's just joined their group. Struggling to accept her newfound fame, the other authors are alternately inspired and infuriated.
Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Dennis Farina, Jonathan Bennett, Dylan Walsh, Teri Polo, Tricia Helfer, Jonathan Banks
Ellie Kanner
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: 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 Authors Anonymous is a mockumentary-style comedy about a writers' group of misfits who are trying to get their books published. Starring The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, it's not overly risque, but there are allusions to sex, erotic romance novels, some standard strong language ("s--t," "bitch"), and aggressive behavior by a couple of angry, jealous characters. There are also plenty of references to famous authors and their work, but overall this is a straight-up parody of writers' desperation to get published.

Sexual Content

A couple of kisses and implied sex scenes. One is when a woman, wearing only a robe, comes out of a room ready to meet her lover. In another, a bare-chested man calls his girlfriend "babe," and she appears wearing nothing but a man's button-down shirt. Mentions of/references to erotic romance novels.


A couple of outbursts from upset people who throw things or otherwise get mad.


Occasional strong language and insults include "s--t," "pu--ies," "a--hole," "goddamn," "Jesus H. Christ," "jackass," "washed-up," "idiot," etc.

Social Behavior

It's hard to see any clearly positive messages here, since, for the majority of the movie, the only successful novelist is a young woman who prizes herself on literary ignorance.


Featured brands include Audi, Apple, Coke, Sprite, Heineken, and Lafont eyeglasses.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults frequently drink (beers, champagne, wine) socially at dinner, restaurants, and 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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