Exit Through the Gift Shop
Filmmaker Thierry Guetta's project to chronicle the underground world of street art takes a fascinating twist when he meets elusive stencil artist Banksy, who turns the project around to film Guetta while he reinvents himself as a street artist.
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- This movie is
- DVD and streaming
- 2011 Academy Award®
- Best Documentary Feature nominee
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; film about Banksy called "B Movie;" "A Star Is Born" featuring Mr. Brainwash at Cannes and short film, "Life Remote Control."
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this fascinating documentary features street artists whom some may label as subversive; their work is incredible and dynamic, but some consider them vandals. Also, questions have been raised about the veracity of the film's lead subject, though that actually heightens the interest in watching it. Expect some swearing ("f--k" and "s--t") and an examination of a type of art that purposefully crosses a line -- a point that might intrigue some teens.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- Some scenes show cops arresting street artists.
- Some swearing, primarily "s--t" and "f--k."
- Social Behavior
- Art is what you perceive it to be, and making it is an achievement in itself.
- No overt brand names, though some of the artists featured in the film have collectible works of art.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A lead character smokes cigarettes.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it