Basic Instinct 2

2006 UR 1h 57m DVD

Basic Instinct 2

2006 UR 1h 57m DVD
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Charged with the murder of her fiancé, seductive novelist Catherine faces questioning from Scotland Yard-appointed psychiatrist Michael Glass, who has the training to withstand her mind games but may not possess the willpower.
Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, David Thewlis, Stan Collymore, Neil Maskell, Terence Harvey, Hugh Dancy, Indira Varma, Charlotte Rampling, Flora Montgomery, Heathcote Williams
Michael Caton-Jones
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
UR -
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is a hard R, with frequent sexual language and activity, nudity, violence, and profanity. Characters talk about murder and engage in violent acts (one shooting, a couple of fights, one attempted strangling). Characters talk about sex using crude language, and try to seduce one another with sultry looks and descriptions of sexual activity. Catherine wears revealing clothing. The dead bodies are gruesome (pale, frothing at the mouth from a drug overdose, neck bleeding). Characters buy drugs, Catherine smokes a joint, characters drink and smoke cigarettes.

Sexual Content

Movie begins with masturbation in a car while driver crashes it into a river; relentless talk about sexual activity (see ""); sound of woman moaning leads viewer to think two women are having sex in a public bathroom, but it turns out to be a woman dying (her throat is cut); Catherine chokes Glass during sex in S/M scene; Catherine wears a blouse that shows her nipples; several sex scenes show naked bodies (bottoms, breasts, legs); brief references to lesbianism as taunt to Glass (nothing visible); a man is left dead/naked, hung by his bedpost (pillow is left in his lap); Catherine shows her naked breasts.


Car crashes through glass into a river and character drowns in first scene; dead bodies include naked men in bed (one hung with a strap, another with syringe in his arm), and a woman (dying when found) with her throat slit; Glass fights some men in a bar; Glass tries to strangle and drown Catherine; shooting and painful hand-to-hand struggle near the end.


Frequent use of the f-word (several times as slang for sexual activity); one use of c-word.

Social Behavior

Novelist may be a murderer; cop may be corrupt; analyst may be a murderer: they're all selfish and cocky and unsympathetic.


Ferrari Spider (car).

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Catherine smokes cigarettes frequently; Milena smokes once; characters drink liquor, Catherine smokes a joint.

  • 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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