Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
After their parents are tragically killed, three orphans are taken in by the dastardly Count Olaf, who hopes to snatch their inheritance from them in director Brad Silberling's take on the best-selling series of darkly funny children's books.
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- Brad Silberling
- This movie is
- 2005 Academy Award®
- Best Makeup
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
- Best Costume Design nominee
PGThematic images, scary situations and brief language
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer. director's commentary.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie may be upsetting to some kids. The children in the movie are orphans who are continuously mistreated. There are constant scenes of peril and tension; though most of the violence is offscreen, we see the aftermath. An adult strikes a child and there are other assaults and murders and an apparent suicide. There is one scary surprise and several shots of creepy creatures, including rats, bugs, bats, and snakes. Some children will understand that this is intended as macabre humor but others will not, so parents should be particularly cautious about deciding whether the film is appropriate for their kids. Other parental concerns include some very crude language "said" by a baby ("shmuck," "bite me"), and a forced marriage with a 14-year-old (predatory, but only with regard to her money).
- Sexual Content
- A forced marriage with a 14-year-old (predatory, but only with regard to her money).
- Peril, tension, and violence (mostly off-screen), some graphic images.
- Some very crude language "said" by a baby ("shmuck," "bite me").
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it