Forever Young

1992 PG 1h 42m DVD

Forever Young

1992 PG 1h 42m DVD
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In 1939, the love of Daniel's (Mel Gibson) life, Helen (Isabel Glasser), falls comatose after an accident. Grief-stricken, he agrees to be frozen alive in scientist Harry's (George Wendt) cryogenics experiment in the hopes that when he's thawed, Helen will be recovered. Some 50 years later, two kids revive Daniel, leaving him to cope with society's developments -- and having to find Harry and Helen. Jamie Lee Curtis co-stars.
Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, George Wendt, Isabel Glasser, Joe Morton, Nicolas Surovy, David Marshall Grant, Robert Hy Gorman, Millie Slavin, Michael A. Goorjian, Veronica Lauren, Art LaFleur, Eric Pierpoint, Walton Goggins
Steve Miner
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there is a mild nude scene of Mel Gibson after he emerges from his cryogenic freezer. Jamie Lee Curtis is shown getting dressed (in a non-sexual context) clad in a bra. A 10-year-old boy protagonist repeatedly disobeys orders, ultimately piloting a (stolen) vintage aircraft at the end and his mother does some reckless driving.

Sexual Content

A bare-butt shot of Mel Gibson's character as an experimental subject. Brief glimpse of Jamie Lee Curtis in a bra.


A threat of domestic violence. A fistfight that looks like an old-style boxing-match. A character is hit by a car (impact not shown), and another one falls off a roof.


"Crap" and several "Oh my God"s from kids.

Social Behavior

Though boys Nat and Felix seem to disobey every order they hear (usually things turn out right in the end), the moral core of the movie seems to be Dan McCormick, who is brave, noble, and valiant and loyal to the love of his life, even after a 60-year gap. He may even be too good to be true, displaying no Jim Crow-era bigotry or intolerance in the modern world in which he's thrust.


A mild plug for the music of Bessie Smith.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Smoking, beer drinking, talk of alcoholism.

  • 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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