Heartburn

1986 R 1h 49m DVD

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Heartburn

1986 R 1h 49m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
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+
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Reviews

age 15+

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.

Violence

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.

Language

"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.

Consumerism

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 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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