Margot at the Wedding

2007 R 1h 32m DVD

Margot at the Wedding

2007 R 1h 32m DVD
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After arriving to attend the wedding of her semi-estranged sister, a judgmental writer quickly takes a dislike to her sibling's unemployed fiancé and proceeds to radiate turmoil with her sniping -- which threatens to put an end to the nuptials.
Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black, John Turturro, Ciarán Hinds, Zane Pais, Flora Cross, Halley Feiffer, Barbara Turner, Michael Medeiros
Noah Baumbach
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
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 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this mature, sometimes-uncomfortable drama isn't for kids, even though Jack Black co-stars (this is definitely not one of his over-the-top comedy roles). Focused on the long-repressed conflicts between two adult sisters, its themes include competition, sexual desire and frustration, and passive-aggressive behavior. Several arguments include yelling and crying, and two brief fights show victims (men) getting kicked or hit. There are discussions and images of masturbation, rape, and abuse, and an adult man makes out with an adolescent girl. Language includes many uses of "f--k."

Sexual Content

Couple appears in bed, with woman's breasts visible. Margot listens to her sister having sex in the next room and masturbates in bed (no nudity, but obvious movement). Sisters discuss their sexual pasts several times, including that of another, unseen sister. Maisy tells Claude that his mom is "hot" and "I'd do her if I was gay." Dick kisses Margot in the car. An adult man admits to sexual activity with a female teenager. Claude admits to masturbating. Some body-part words ("testicles"). Suggestion that pregnancy prompted the wedding.


Sisters recall their father's abuse (he beat them with a belt). Margot yells at a woman who's pulling on her daughter's arm; she yells back at Margot and calls her a "bitch." An argument results in a slap. A dog is hit by a car, and Jim tries to save it (some blood visible). A boy beats up and bites Claude (who yells loudly in pain). Dick chases and kicks Malcolm, who cries. Discussion of unseen sister's rape.


Lots of uses of "f--k," as well as "s--t," "bitch," "d--khead," and "a--hole."

Social Behavior

The movie is a veritable study of "bad" behavior -- adults act out, compete, and abuse one another emotionally. Their kids watch, worry, and try to make sense of the bickering, yelling, and withholding.


Margot is concerned with promoting her new book.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some cigarette smoking and wine drinking. Margot finds pills in a drawer.

  • 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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