John from Cincinnati: Season 1

2007 NR 3 discs

John from Cincinnati: Season 1

2007 NR 3 discs
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In the quiet community of Imperial Beach, a tormented family of pro surfers is thrown into conflict by the sudden arrival of two strangers, a young Midwesterner who wants to learn how to surf, and a man with a hidden agenda and dark motives.
Rebecca De Mornay, Brian Van Holt, Austin Nichols, Luis Guzmán, Matt Winston, Greyson Fletcher, Willie Garson, Luke Perry, Bruce Greenwood
Mark Tinker
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this pay-cable drama from the creator of Deadwood is filled with an almost-nonstop stream of profanity (particularly "f--k"). One main character is a mean, unapologetic junkie, and some scenes include brief glimpses of his drug paraphernalia, as well as lots of talk about getting high. Other scenes include open talk of sex and some post-coital moments, as well as euphemistic references to masturbation. In one scene, a gay character tearfully (if vaguely) recalls an incident of sexual abuse and a subsequent suicidal gesture. This character is later referred to as a "fruit" by another main character. There's some violence, but nothing on the level of other HBO dramas like The Sopranos.

Sexual Content

Mention of sex and euphemistic references to masturbation. At least one post-coital scene with a married couple in bed together, presumably naked.


Lots of angry verbal encounters, some fistfights, references to sexual abuse. In one scene, a man puts a gun into his mouth to kill himself, though he doesn't follow through.


Nonstop uncensored, extreme profanity. "F--k" is almost every other word in some scenes and is frequently joined by "s--t" and "ass." Some derogatory terms are also used (like "fruit" to refer to gay man).

Social Behavior

Characters are a mixed bag, from angry, drug-addicted bad influences to an angelic, peaceful man-child. In general, people are more dysfunctional than they are evil.


Occasional product placement for Blackberry and other brands like Aramark.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One character is a heroin addict, and characters discuss his addiction frequently. Some drug paraphernalia appears, though no scenes of shooting up. Talk of smoking pot and drinking.

  • 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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