Gone

2012 PG-13 1h 34m Blu-ray / DVD

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Gone

2012 PG-13 1h 34m Blu-ray / DVD
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Returning from her night job, Jill expects to find her sister home in bed. When she doesn't, she knows just where to look -- her own past abductor. But the police show little interest, so Jill sets off on her own to find her sibling in this chiller.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
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 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Gone is a thriller about a kidnapper of young women. Although there's plenty of peril, tension, and violence -- including flashbacks to kidnappings, women being knocked out (with chloroform) and bound, gun use, and more -- the main character (played by Amanda Seyfried) is a strong, fascinating young woman. She's very tough, cunning, and crafty, although she often resorts to lying and isn't above hurting others. In addition to the violence, content includes some sexual innuendo and relatively infrequent language (including "s--t" and one "f--k"). One character is said to be an alcoholic, though she's never seen drinking; another character takes prescription pills.

Sexual Content

When the main character takes a shower, the clear outline of her naked body can be seen through an opaque shower curtain. Also some flirting and more than one scene of sexual innuendo, including somewhat offensive terms.

Violence

The main character carries a gun. She pulls it several times but only fires it at her ultimate target, whom she also burns with kerosene. There are flashbacks to a kidnapping, which include potentially upsetting images. Young women are knocked out with chloroform and are shown with duct tape on their hands and mouths. Viewers see vague images of the remains of former victims (a bit of hair and a broken bone). While wrestling in a gym, the main character gets angry and begins beating on her (male) opponent. A reference to rape.

Language

Language is infrequent but contains a few strong words, including one "f--k" and a few "s--t"s. Also "bitch," "balls," "hell," "goddamn," oh my God," and "ass."

Social Behavior

In a variation on "the boy who cried wolf," a young woman is unable to get the help she needs in a drastic situation. Since authority figures don't believe her, she's forced to do everything herself. She doesn't trust anyone, and they don't trust her. Her methods include lying and hurting people.

Consumerism

The main character does a Google search. Justin Bieber is mentioned.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The main character's sister is said to be an alcoholic. This is mentioned several times in dialogue, though she's never seen drinking and never falls off the wagon. The main character takes some kind of prescription pills in one scene. (In another scene, she throws them away.) Women are knocked out with drugs.

  • 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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