King of the Corner

2004 R 1h 35m DVD

King of the Corner

2004 R 1h 35m DVD
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Middle-aged Leo (Peter Riegert, who also directs) is facing a brick wall; his marriage is failing, his daughter is dating a boy he doesn't know, and his job is a snooze. Midlife crisis, be damned! At some point, it's up to each and every one of us to face the consequences of our own action … or &NFi;in&NFi_;action. Question is, can Leo marshal his own inner resources and take charge of his life? Costars Isabella Rossellini and Harris Yulin.
Peter Riegert, Isabella Rossellini, Eli Wallach, Beverly D'Angelo, Eric Bogosian, Dominic Chianese, Rita Moreno, Harris Yulin, Frank Wood, Ashley Johnson, Jake Hoffman, Peter Friedman
Peter Riegert
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
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+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this film's central character is a man who has a good relationship with his family until he has an extramarital affair. This is followed by the death of his dad, and a crisis in the workplace, although this chain of events affords him greater appreciation for his family and career by the end of the film. The movie handles mature themes including infidelity, death, and caring for an elderly parent. There is some strong language and a few sexual references.

Sexual Content

Main character cheats on his wife (off-screen) with high school flame, sexual references.


Main character gets punched for admitting he slept with another man's wife.


Four letter words including f-word.

Social Behavior

Dad is very involved with teen daughter and they have open communication, Leo travels regularly to see his aging dad, appears to have a good relationship with his wife until he meets his high school crush.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • 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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