Danny Collins

2015 R 1h 47m Blu-ray / DVD

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Danny Collins

2015 R 1h 47m Blu-ray / DVD
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Clinging to memories of his 1970s heyday, former rock star Danny Collins gets a wake-up call when his manager finds an unopened 40-year-old missive written to Danny by John Lennon. Newly inspired, Danny decides to reinvent his future.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 2.40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
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 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Danny Collins, though it has its share of humor, also deals with some pretty serious/heavy themes, including a father's abandonment of his son, a potentially terminal illness, infidelity, an identity crisis, and one man's reckoning of the professional and personal decisions that have affected the course of his life. There's also some innuendo and nudity -- a woman is shown in the bathroom, breasts bared and pubic area covered in shaving cream -- and scenes of adult drinking and drug use (in one scene, a child wanders in right after someone snorts a line of cocaine). Frequent but not constant strong language includes "s--t"and "f--k."

Sexual Content

A woman's naked breasts are visible in the shower (pubic region is covered by shaving cream). It's hinted that she's been cheating on her fiance, who's also later seen in a shower. Some innuendo.

Violence

Some arguments get heated, but nothing leads to violence.

Language

Many uses of "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole, and more.

Social Behavior

Someone may seem wayward and lost, but (almost) no one is a lost cause. Try to find the beauty and generosity in that person. Also, both accountability and forgiveness take you down the path of redemption.

Consumerism

Lots of luxury goods/services seen and used. Some talk about what having money gets you. Labels seen include Toys 'R' Us, Steinway, Mercedes Benz, and more.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Man shown snorting cocaine with his fiancee and her friend; his young granddaughter walks in on him doing drugs. Lots of drinking, sometimes to the point of inebriation (one scene involves tequila).

  • 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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