Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

2002 R 1h 53m DVD

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

2002 R 1h 53m DVD
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Trash-TV maven Chuck Barris has it all -- the hit series "The Gong Show" and the love of a good woman. But he also has a big, dark secret: He's a CIA assassin who kills while purportedly escorting his game show winners on their vacation prizes.
Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Rutger Hauer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert John Burke, Jennifer Hall, Kristen Wilson, J. Todd Anderson, Krista Allen
George Clooney
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
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+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is about a seemingly "ordinary guy" becoming a government-hired murderer. The main character painstakingly lies to loved ones in order to cover up his participation in brutal crimes. There are many instances of strong language, and crimes are depicted graphically. Furthermore, parents should know that the film features many popular actors (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Drew Barrymore), thus increasing the chance that children are going to know about the film and want to see it.

Sexual Content

Several references and depictions of sexual activity.


Not frequent, but graphic: shootings, hand-to-hand violence, etc.


The f-word is used freely and frequently.

Social Behavior

One of the themes of the movie is how "nice" people might do cruel things in secret.


Barris' game shows are a focal points in the film.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The characters drink frequently, some reference to LSD.

  • 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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