By the Sea

2015 R 2h 2m Blu-ray / DVD

Want to watch for free? Join for a free month

By the Sea

2015 R 2h 2m Blu-ray / DVD
  • Overview
  • Details
Hoping to save their crumbling marriage, Vanessa and Roland take a trip to a French seaside resort. After forming friendships with some of the town's residents, including a pair of newlyweds, Vanessa and Roland begin to confront their unresolved issues.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 2.40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
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 OK for kids 17+
  • Fast, free delivery

    Free delivery to your mailbox and free returns.

  • No late fees

    Keep your movies as long as you want with no due dates.

  • Super easy

    Pick your movies, watch when you want, return, and repeat.

  • The best titles

    The best movies and TV shows, plus weekly new releases.

Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that By the Sea is a searing, painful 1970s-set drama about a married couple (Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt) on the brink of either divorce, self-destruction, or a deeper marital understanding -- or perhaps all of the above. Its subject matter -- marriage, infidelity, and fertility -- is quite heavy and not likely to resonate with younger viewers. Just as well, since one character drinks day and night, and another relies on prescription meds to get through the day. Plus, sexual situations and nudity abound (mainly bare breasts and backsides, though a woman's pubic area is somewhat on display in one scene, albeit shadowed). There's also some swearing, including "s--t" and "f--k."

Sexual Content

A couple is shown in the middle of sex; her pubic area is shown (albeit in shadow). Naked male and female bottoms are shown, sometimes during sex. Other scenes show bare breasts, both while bathing and during sex.

Violence

A couple fights, sometimes loudly. In one scene, the man grabs his wife's hand and uses it to slap his face, goading her to hit him repeatedly. Other scenes show her kicking him and him handling her face roughly.

Language

Frequent use of everything from "f--k" and "s--t" to "damn" and "a--hole." Some scenes also include swearing in French.

Social Behavior

Marriages can be messy and unforgiving, but they can also withstand the most grueling losses and challenges if spouses remember to turn to each other for support, encouragement, and real talk. Other subjects dealt with include infidelity and infertility.

Consumerism

Some brands/logos are seen, including YSL, Louis Vuitton, and Vogue.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One character drinks day and night (a dependence on alcohol is suggested). Another character pops pills.

  • 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.

How it works

  • 1

    Create your list

    Browse from thousands of movies and shows.

  • 2

    Free delivery

    We send out your disc the next business day.

  • 3

    Watch and repeat

    Free returns, plus no due dates or late fees.

Unlimited movies sent to your door, starting at $7.99 a month.