Mississippi Grind

2015 R 1h 48m Blu-ray / DVD

Mississippi Grind

2015 R 1h 48m Blu-ray / DVD
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Deeply in debt because of his compulsive gambling, 44-year-old Gerry hopes to change his luck by teaming with a slick young poker ace and heading to New Orleans to buy into a renowned high-stakes poker game.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS-HD Master Audio
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+
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age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Mississippi Grind is a drama about a gambler who forms a friendship with a man whom he thinks is a lucky charm. There's some fighting and punching (with facial cuts and bruises), plus a scene of mugging at knife point and a bloody stomach wound that's shown several times. Language isn't frequent, but includes several uses of "f--k" and "s--t." A man's naked bottom is shown briefly, and there's sex talk, flirting, and suggestions of sex. Characters drink fairly frequently in social situations, getting cheerfully drunk a couple of times. The movie takes a careful look at the ups and downs of gambling, emphasizing the "quit while you're ahead" method. Characters don't always behave well, but there are consequences from time to time. All in all, it's a rich movie that cinema-savvy older teens might appreciate.

Sexual Content

Brief glimpse of a man's naked bottom. Suggestions of sex. Some sex talk. Flirting. A couple is physically comfortable with each other while in bed. Suggestions that characters have more than one partner.


A mugging at knife point, with a stab in the stomach and a bloody wound shown several times. Fighting, punching, with facial cuts and bruises. Arguing.


A few uses of "f--k," "s--t," and "a--hole," plus one or two uses of "f----t" and "p---y."

Social Behavior

Shows both the lure and the destructive nature of gambling; it includes both the intense feeling of winning and the devastation of losing, plus the draw of continuing when the smart bet would be to "quit while you're ahead."


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters love to drink Woodford bourbon. Mainly they drink socially, but in one or two scenes, they're shown cheerfully drunk. A secondary character smokes. Minor characters are seen drinking socially in casinos.

  • 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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