For Your Consideration

2006 PG-13 1h 26m DVD

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For Your Consideration

2006 PG-13 1h 26m DVD
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A director (Christopher Guest) who's never had a hit film pins his hopes on the independent drama Home for Purim, a movie about a Jewish family living in the 1940s South that's earning buzz for its standout performances. Guest's reliable troupe of improvers -- including Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Eugene Levy -- are even funnier with the addition of Ricky Gervais, who plays a Hollywood "suit."
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
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age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this "mockumentary" is aimed more at adults than kids, but teens who've enjoyed director Christopher Guest's earlier films (including Best in Show) may very well want to see it. It's satirical treatment contains references to same-sex relationships, prostitutes, ethnic jokes, and superficial people who are only thinking of themselves -- but make it seem like they're thinking of everyone else. It's all about the superficial world of Hollywood, where the bottom line is more important than people. The movie's goal is to satirize that world, but some kids may miss the subtler digs and spoofs.

Sexual Content

References to same-sex relationships, prostitutes, women in tight outfits with plenty of cleavage.


Not applicable


"Ass," "damn," "f--k" (one time).

Social Behavior

Every superficial quirk of Hollywood is examined, from plastic surgery to air kisses to trendy wardrobes. The message (which is intended as satire): Money is more important than people.


Crystal Geyser bottled water.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some drinking and smoking.

  • 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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