Jackie Brown

1997 R 2h 34m Blu-ray / DVD

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Jackie Brown

1997 R 2h 34m Blu-ray / DVD
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Jackie Brown is an aging flight attendant who smuggles cash on the side. But when she's busted and pressured to help with an investigation, she plans to play the opposing forces against each other and walk away with the dough.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 HD
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 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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  • Bridget Fonda
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  • Robert De Niro
  • Michael Bowen
  • Chris Tucker
  • Lisa Gay Hamilton
  • Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
  • Hattie Winston
  • Sid Haig
  • Aimee Graham
  • Ellis Williams
  • Tangie Ambrose
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this crime drama has a quick, half-clad sex scene (only a bare bottom shown) and a handful of fatal shootings, though neither is as explicit as the colorful profanity in the script, which doesn't shy away from the N-word or "f--k." For what it's worth, the "good" characters do the least swearing, though in the crime environment here it's up for debate who is "good" at all. Two characters avidly smoke marijuana, and Jackie Brown unapologetically smokes cigarettes.

Sexual Content

Two characters have standing up, partially clothed, spur-of-the-moment sex. One female bare-butt shot. Women in skimpy bikinis.

Violence

Characters shot to death, in some cases with blood resulting, but the actual deed is either at a great distance or just offscreen. Automatic weapons fired at targets in a firearms-fan video.

Language

Frequent language, including "f--k," the N-word, "s--t," "t-tty," "ass," "damn," and "God" used as an exclamation.

Social Behavior

The movie asks if two people can really love and trust each other amidst a heavy cops-and-robbers atmosphere of criminal deceit (and a half a million bucks up for grabs). Secondary idea of how far Jackie will go to save herself and assure her future.

Consumerism

Chain-store names such as Banana Republic, Merle Norman, and Things Rememered on display in a shopping-mall setting. Plug for the R&B band The Delfonics. A soundtrack album exists, as does the Elmore Leonard source novel Rum Punch. Mention of car manufacturers -- and gun manufacturers. References to other movies, such as the Hong Kong action-shootout marathon The Killer.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Prodigious marijuana smoking via bong by less-than-admirable characters. Jackie smokes cigarettes (stating she'll gain weight if she quits). She is framed for cocaine possession.

  • 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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