Milk

2008 R 2h 9m Blu-ray / DVD

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Milk

2008 R 2h 9m Blu-ray / DVD
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Sean Penn stars in this biopic about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with Mayor George Moscone by disgruntled city supervisor Dan White in 1978.
Format
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD
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+
  • Sean Penn
  • Emile Hirsch
  • Josh Brolin
  • Diego Luna
  • James Franco
  • Alison Pill
  • Victor Garber
  • Denis O'Hare
  • Joseph Cross
  • Brandon Boyce
  • Carol Ruth Silver
  • Stephen Spinella
  • Lucas Grabeel
  • Howard Rosenman
  • Kelvin Yu
  • Jeff Koons
  • Mark Martinez
  • Lynn McRee
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this intense, stirring drama examines the life of Harvey Milk, a civil- and gay-rights advocate who was assassinated in 1978. It explores prejudice against homosexuals and traces the beginnings of the gay rights movement. The film offers an unflinching look at homophobia during that era. Expect strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), sexual situations, partial nudity, political manipulation, suicide, and murder. Some material may be too challenging for younger teens, but older teens and adults will find it a thought-provoking piece of history.

Sexual Content

Hook ups between men. Lots of ogling and a fair number of conversations filled with sexual innuendo (including discussion of what one person would "do" to another). Naked photos; a man walks around in his briefs. Men kiss and grope each other.

Violence

A man shoots two others, point blank. Another man is beat up in a hate crime. Black-and-white archival footage shows homosexuals being harassed by cops. Also, a man Milk is involved with hangs himself; the scene in which his body is discovered is upsetting and somewhat gruesome.

Language

Fairly explicit, including "c--ksucking," "dick," "s--t," "f--k," "prick," and more. A derogatory epithet that starts with "f" is also hurled a few times.

Social Behavior

Milk discovers a sense of purpose when he moves to San Francisco with and becomes an equal-rights advocate. His story gives hope to countless gay men, many of whom are afraid to come out. Milk and his longtime boyfriend appear to have a nurturing, supportive relationship, but when they break up, Milk finds himself embroiled in a highly dysfunctional relationship, which unfortunately ends in suicide. Later, Milk himself is assassinated by a fellow politician. Political intrigue and betrayals are revealed; the assassination plays out in excruciating detail onscreen.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking, some to the point of inebriation. Some characters are shown rolling marijuana.

  • 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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