Little Man Tate

1991 PG 1h 39m DVD

Little Man Tate

1991 PG 1h 39m DVD
  • Overview
  • Details
A gifted 7-year-old's prodigious talents land him in the middle of a battle between his working-class mother and a school director. Meanwhile, the boy yearns to fit in with the other children at his school, who treat him as an outcast.
Cast
Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Harry Connick Jr., David Hyde Pierce, Debi Mazar, P.J. Ochlan, Alex Lee, Michael Shulman, Celia Weston, Danitra Vance, Richard Fredette, George Plimpton, Jennifer Trier
Director
Jodie Foster
Genres
Drama
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie might have a child as the lead character, but it deals with mature themes. A single mom tells her son he had no father, that he was a miracle. A young boy's isolation and anxiety might distress sensitive audiences, while his social exclusion at school will resonate with those who have experienced the difficulties of fitting-in. A college student takes a young boy to a pool-hall where people are drinking and smoking, and later is seen semi-naked in bed with a young woman. There are scenes of social anxiety, including a television appearance and a party, and multiple references to the stress-induced ulcers suffered by a child. There are three accidents involving children, all of which result in adult/medical attention. A character smokes and drinks in private. Several scenes have name-calling and profanity.

Sexual Content

Very brief, non-explicit scene of undressed couple lounging in bed together.

Violence

Three non-explicit accidents knock kids unconscious and necessitate medical attention.

Language

Strong language and name-calling.

Social Behavior

Name calling and exclusion of character. Bright kids are excluded for being different.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Barroom drinking, mother smokes and drinks to relax,

  • 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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