Fingersmith

2005 NR 1 season

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Fingersmith

2005 NR 1 season
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Dark deeds and intrigue abound when petty thief Sue Trinder helps con man Richard Rivers defraud a wealthy heiress, Maud Lilly, of her inheritance. But Sue's plans are thwarted when she falls in love with Maud.
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Summary of Season 1 (2005) - 1 disc

Dark deeds and intrigue abound when petty thief Sue helps a con man defraud wealthy Maud of her inheritance. But Sue's plans are thwarted when she falls in love with Maud. The tale twists as the young women realize their passion for each other.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that, although this is a period piece set in Victorian England, it's based on a 2002 novel, the title of which is a double entendre for a person skilled in pickpocketing...and masturbation. As a result, it includes modern sexual themes (including a sexual relationship between two women) that you might not expect, with simulated sex acts between characters onscreen, albeit with no nudity -- just the occasional bare back. Language is a bit salty, too, with audible terms like "bitch," "ass," and "f--kstaff," and there's also occasional violence (including hangings and stabbings) with some blood. Alcohol consumption is limited to social drinking.

Sexual Content

Sexually charged kissing (between both men and women, and women and women), plus simulated sexual activity (including intercourse). Suggested nudity in the form of bare backs, etc., plus a book illustration that clearly shows male and female genitalia. The title itself is a euphemism for a person skilled in masturbation.

Violence

Violence isn't constant, but there are hangings, choking, torture, and stabbings (with a fair amount of blood).

Language

Audible terms include "damn," "ass," "bitch," and slang like "bleedin'," with a few stronger words like "f--kstaff."

Social Behavior

While this is a love story on some level, it's weighed down by major themes of greed, deception, and duplicity. The world is peopled with dangerous characters, and the overall feel is rather grim.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking, mostly in the background.

  • 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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