Good Night, and Good Luck

2005 PG 1h 33m Blu-ray / DVD

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Good Night, and Good Luck

2005 PG 1h 33m Blu-ray / DVD
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George Clooney's Oscar-nominated docudrama pits veteran television newsman Edward R. Murrow against a determined Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his single-minded crusade to quell the threat of communism in America.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 Surround
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
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 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
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age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this drama includes some mild language and nearly non-stop smoking (Murrow's addiction is well known). The notorious Senator Joseph McCarthy appears in news footage, condemning people as "communists" in the HUAC hearings and on television, based on spurious or no evidence. A husband and wife employed by CBS must hide the fact of their marriage because it's against company policy. Coworkers drink at a bar after work. During Murrow's interview with Liberace, the famously gay pianist talks about wanting to find a good woman, something of an inside joke. A journalist is so unnerved by accusations that he's a communist that he kills himself (off screen, but other characters react to the news).

Sexual Content

Very brief, between husband and wife.


A character kills himself offscreen.


Mild (damn and hell).

Social Behavior

Senator McCarthy is a monster, but the journalists are stoic and smart.


1950s era ads for cigarettes, Alcoa as a sponsor for news shows.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Non-stop smoking, some drinking at a neighborhood bar after work.

  • 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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