Gosford Park

2001 R 2h 18m DVD

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Gosford Park

2001 R 2h 18m DVD
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A weekend hunting party at the home of Sir William McCordle turns into a murder mystery when the host is found dead. This witty whodunit follows the subsequent investigation from the perspectives of the guests and their servants.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Maggie Smith
  • Clive Owen
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Michael Gambon
  • Helen Mirren
  • Camilla Rutherford
  • Ryan Phillippe
  • Charles Dance
  • Geraldine Somerville
  • Emily Watson
  • Tom Hollander
  • Jeremy Northam
  • Bob Balaban
  • Alan Bates
  • Derek Jacobi
  • Trent Ford
  • Kelly Macdonald
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Gosford Park has sexual references and situations (briefly graphic), including adultery, a hint of a homosexual relationship, and an attempted molestation. There is some strong language and a character is murdered by poisoning and stabbed afterward. Accurate to the period, characters smoke and drink heavily.

Sexual Content

Three affairs between servants and those they serve. Two scenes show a kitchen maid in the dark with some thrusting in the shadows barely visible. Some bawdy talk and sexual references, including mentions of illegitimate children and hints of a homosexual relationship.

Violence

A murder by poisoning and then the corpse is stabbed. You see the corpse fall over with a knife and no blood. A bullet grazes an ear in a hunting scene. One servant sexually assaults another, but is caught before it goes beyond rough kissing and groping.

Language

Language is infrequent but includes "f--king." Also: "s--t," "piss," "hell," "damn," "bloody," and "bugger all." (Note that cigarettes in Britain are called "fags.")

Social Behavior

The intelligent script reveals just how intertwined the lives of the different classes really are, despite outward appearances. The movie also explores what lengths people will go to in order to protect the ones they love.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Smoking in many, many scenes in this 1932-set movie -- cigarettes and pipes. A drunken servant is carried to bed and there's plenty of drinking of wine and whiskey at the dinner parties.

  • 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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