Madame Bovary

2015 R 1h 58m DVD

Madame Bovary

2015 R 1h 58m DVD
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In this faithful adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's immortal novel, young Emma Bovary's passions overwhelm her solemn vows of marriage when the dashing Marquis d'Andervilliers captivates her heart, ultimately leading her down the path to ruin.
Rhys Ifans, Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Logan Marshall-Green, Olivier Gourmet, Ezra Miller, Laura Carmichael
Sophie Barthes
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 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Madame Bovary is a retelling of Gustave Flaubert's classic novel about a woman who isn't satisfied with her simple life in the country. She has affairs and spends far too much on fancy dresses and expensive furnishings (much acquired on credit) and soon finds herself in over her head. There's no swearing in this period film and only occasional drinking, though there are several sex scenes with enthusiastic noises/motions, as well as brief glimpses of a woman's breasts.

Sexual Content

Several love scenes feature couples in various states of undress, including vigorous motions and enthusiastic sounds. Brief glimpses of a woman's breast.


A husband and wife bicker; he sometimes yells in anger. A group of riders on horseback hunts a deer; the animal is dispatched with a large knife -- it happens off-screen, but viewers do see the bloody, severed head.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

For some people, a simple life isn't satisfying enough, which can lead to unwise decisions.


Much of the plot revolves around the title character's insatiable need for expensive, luxury goods, bought on credit, which eventually is her undoing

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink wine with meals.

  • 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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