Life

2015 R 1h 51m DVD

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Life

2015 R 1h 51m DVD
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After "Life" magazine hires him to shoot pictures of a not-yet-famous James Dean, freelance photographer Dennis Stock takes a train trip with the enigmatic actor before capturing what would become an iconic image of Dean in Times Square.
Format
DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
None
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
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+
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Dane DeHaan
  • Joel Edgerton
  • Alessandra Mastronardi
  • Ben Kingsley
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Life takes a look at the early career of actor James Dean (Dane DeHaan) and his relationship with Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), a photographer for Life magazine who captured some of the most iconic images of the budding star. Expect plenty of smoking, as was common during the 1950s, and a few scenes show people drinking heavily and popping pills. There's some moderate swearing (including "s--t" and "f--k"), a brief sex scene in a bar bathroom (no nudity), and one longer scene of a couple in bed that shows a woman's breasts.

Sexual Content

A brief sex scene shows a drunken couple having sex in a bar bathroom; thrusting shown, but no body parts are visible. In another scene, two lovers relax in bed, nude; the woman's breasts are visible.

Violence

A studio executive makes casual threats to a young actor, warning him to toe the company line or face unpleasant consequences.

Language

Occasional swearing includes "s--t," "f--k," and "screw."

Social Behavior

Persistence can pay off.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Frequent smoking throughout (accurate for the era). Drinking at parties and bars; in one scene, some characters get quite drunk. One sequence shows people popping uppers.

  • 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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