Jackie & Ryan

2015 PG-13 1h 33m DVD

Jackie & Ryan

2015 PG-13 1h 33m DVD
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Happy to hop trains and entertain on street corners, musician Ryan Brenner rarely lights anywhere for long ... until he meets erstwhile recording star Jackie Laurel in Ogden, Utah -- a chance encounter that changes both their lives.
Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, Emily Alyn Lind, Clea DuVall, Ryan Bingham, Sheryl Lee
Ami Canaan Mann
Widescreen 1.78:1
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 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Jackie & Ryan is an indie romantic drama about a former country singer (Katherine Heigl) who falls for wandering street musician (Ben Barnes). Although there's some kissing and a scene of a couple in bed together, the sex takes place off camera. There's occasional strong language ("s--t," "a--hole") and mature themes about divorce, custody issues, financial crises, and alternative lifestyles (Ryan is basically a modern-day train-hopper). But the movie does have thought-provoking messages about how some people can have a huge impact on your life, no matter how short a time you've had with them, and it's likely to appeal to teens who've enjoyed music-themed romances like Once and Begin Again.

Sexual Content

A couple kisses, and then in the next scene, they're shown in bed together, obviously having just had sex. Additional kissing, but nothing graphic (sheets are pulled up so that a woman's naked shoulders and up are seen).


Jackie is hit by a car, which results in a mild injury.


Occasional strong language includes "s--t," "a--hole," "damn," and several utterances of "Jesus Christ" (as an exclamation).

Social Behavior

Sometimes people passing through your life for a brief time can have a huge impact. Ryan believes in living simply, sharing music for free, and seeing the wonders of the world.


LG, iPhone.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink at dinners and a restaurant/music venue.

  • 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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