Magic in the Moonlight

2014 PG-13 1h 38m Blu-ray / DVD

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Magic in the Moonlight

2014 PG-13 1h 38m Blu-ray / DVD
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Exposing a phony soothsayer proves harder than expected when the debunker (an Englishman) becomes smitten with the purported fraud (a French beauty). This deft romantic comedy unwinds amid the gilt and glamour of the French Riviera in the 1920s.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
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age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Magic in the Moonlight sticks pretty closely to the typical Woody Allen comedic formula, with an incongruous pairing and characters tossing bon mots and waxing philosophical in a lovely location (this time, the south of France in the 1920s). Teens may be intrigued by the casting of Emma Stone, but some of the themes/plot threads -- the existence of God and an afterlife, the possibility of true love -- are a little mature (and likely uninteresting) for younger viewers. There's little mild swearing ("hell") and some sharp insults. Expect period accurate smoking and drinking, some kisses, and a suggestive comment or two. The main character, a Caucasian man, performs using a broad, dated stereotypically Asian persona, a practice that would be seen as inappropriate today but was in line with 1920s trends.

Sexual Content

A few kisses and a suggestive comment.


A mild-mannered confrontation between friends is as heated as it gets.


Some mild insults, including "wretch" and "moron." Also "hell."

Social Behavior

Sometimes the best things in life are those you can neither see nor explain.


Though no labels are seen, there's some discussion about what money can buy, and a rich young man shops often for his fiancee, showing off his wealth.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Period-accurate smoking. Adult characters drink cocktails in social settings.

  • 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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