Gray Matters

2006 PG-13 1h 36m DVD

Gray Matters

2006 PG-13 1h 36m DVD
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Sam and Gray are brother and sister who share a home and a love of many things -- ballroom dancing, 1940s movie musicals and, to their surprise, feelings for an attractive woman. But Gray, who has been heterosexual, is confused by her new feelings.
Heather Graham, Bridget Moynahan, Tom Cavanagh, Molly Shannon, Rachel Shelley, Bill Mondy, Don Ackerman, Warren Christie, Alan Cumming, Sissy Spacek
Sue Kramer
Widescreen 1.78:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English, 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 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that while this might seem like a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy, it's more about Gray's serious realization that she's gay. Bridget Moynahan, who plays the object of Gray's affection, spends most of the film clad in a lace bra and thong panties. The two women share a long, passionate, tequila-fueled kiss, but only Gray remembers it. Despite the film's lighthearted feel, there are plenty of adult themes -- pretending to be straight, coming to terms with homosexuality, making impulsive decisions to marry, etc. The movie is best for older teens who have some perspective on these subjects.

Sexual Content

Several on-screen kisses, including a prolonged scene of two drunk women kissing on a bed. Two women take a bath (no direct nudity, though it's obvious that Charlie isn't wearing anything). A woman clearly invites another woman to her place for sex. Charlie spends many of her scenes in a bra and thong. A woman's sexual identity and history are frequently discussed.


Not applicable


Occasional language like "screw," "ass," "s--t," and one "f--k."

Social Behavior

Protagonist discovers it's better for her to admit that she's gay than live a lonely, unhappy life pretending to be straight. Her friends and family accept her after she comes out. Some jealousy and competitiveness between adult siblings.


Unless you consider obvious New York City and Las Vegas landmarks a "brand," no overt product placements.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

People drink socially at home, a dinner party, and a bar. Two characters drink so much that one can't remember anything about a significant night.

  • 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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