The marriage between a New York writer and a political columnist ends when, among other things, his infidelity becomes a problem they cannot overcome in this drama loosely based on the real-life woes of screenwriter Nora Ephron.
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- Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton, Stockard Channing, Richard Masur, Catherine O'Hara, Steven Hill, Milos Forman, Mercedes Ruehl, Christian Clemenson, Mamie Gummer, Karen Akers, Anna Maria Horsford, Ron McLarty, Kenneth Welsh, John Rothman, Kevin Spacey, Natasha Lyonne, Tony Shalhoub
- Mike Nichols
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Heartburn is a 1986 comedy-drama written by Nora Ephron that chronicles the collapse of a failed marriage due to a husband's extramarital affairs. Affairs and cheating are frequently discussed. There's a scene in which a nanny and a little girl are in a living room playing "Indians" that is culturally insensitive by today's standards. There is some profanity throughout, including "f--k," and a scene in which a gun-wielding robber (played by a young Kevin Spacey) enters a group therapy session and holds a gun to the lead character's head. Characters drink and smoke.
- Sexual Content
- Adultery is a major theme. Affairs and cheating are frequently discussed.
- A gun-wielding robber enters a group therapy session and robs everyone in the room. He puts a gun to the head of the lead character.
- "F--k," "s--t," "dyke."
- Social Behavior
- The lead character shows endurance and resilience in the immediate aftermath of her failed marriage. There's a scene in which a nanny and a little girl are in a living room playing "Indians" that is culturally insensitive by today's standards.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink cocktails, wine, champagne, and beer at wedding receptions, parties, and barbecues. Characters smoke cigarettes and cigars.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it