Blindness

2008 R 1h 58m Blu-ray / DVD

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Blindness

2008 R 1h 58m Blu-ray / DVD
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When a plague of blindness overtakes an entire city, all sense of order breaks loose in the hospital where the victims are being quarantined. Now, it's up to a woman who's keeping her sight a secret to lead a group safely to the streets.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, Japanese, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 Surround
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
  • Julianne Moore
  • Mark Ruffalo
  • Alice Braga
  • Danny Glover
  • Gael García Bernal
  • Sandra Oh
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this bleak drama -- which depicts the total breakdown of society (including filth, squalor, graphic brutality, and sexual coercion) in the wake of a plague that leaves its victims blind -- isn't for kids. Several scenes depict the aftermath of the social collapse, including the absence of law and order, medical treatment, food and shelter, and more. There are also several sex scenes -- some of which are consensual, and some of which aren't -- and a good deal of strong language. Violence includes beatings, shootings, and much more.

Sexual Content

Extensive sexual and nonsexual nudity (including both male and female full frontal, from a distance); a prostitute visits a client in a hotel room; consensual sexual activity on screen; sex is bartered for food in the aftermath of a devastating plague.

Violence

Beatings, shootings, stabbings, scuffling, fistfights, panicked pushing and shoving; nonconsensual sex with a high level of roughness. Several characters are shot on screen; a character commits suicide. Several characters die, trapped in a burning building that's been deliberately set on fire. Plane and car crashes shown in news footage. Government troops fire on unarmed, blind civilians.

Language

Frequent strong language, including "damn," "hell," "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "bulls--t," "whore," "motherf---er," and the "N" word.

Social Behavior

Extensive depiction of social breakdown in the wake of a disease that strikes its victims blind -- including riots, quarantine, and armed suppression of blind civilians. As the plague effects the entire populace, civilization descends into chaos, squalor, and filth. A group of quarantined victims set up a tyranny under rule of force, telling other inmates that they'll only receive food in exchange for their remaining valuables, and, later, sex. A man who was blind before the sickness assists this tyranny.

Consumerism

Not applicable.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink wine and hard liquor.

  • 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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