Modern Family

2009 NR 11 seasons

Modern Family

2009 NR 11 seasons
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Jay Pritchett heads a diverse family, including his younger Colombian wife and her son, as they deal with the challenges of contemporary life in Los Angeles. While Jay's grown daughter raises three kids, Jay's gay son has adopted a Vietnamese baby.
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6
  • SEASON  7
  • SEASON  8
  • SEASON  9
  • SEASON  10
  • SEASON  11

Summary of Season 1 (2009) - 4 discs

A complex family tries to find common ground in this biting sitcom. Wed to a younger woman, Jay struggles to identify with his grown gay son, who has a family of his own. Meanwhile, Jay's daughter juggles three kids and a husband who acts like one.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Modern Family is an ensemble comedy that offers a poignant and laughably honest portrayal of contemporary family life. The three families featured include a same-sex couple and their adopted daughter, and a post-midlifer and his much younger Latina second wife and stepson. It contains some stereotyping, as well as some rare sexual moments played for humor (characters in underwear; some suggestive positions) and conversations about safe sex. Salty language ("damn," "bitch," "hell") is fairly frequent, and teen drinking is referenced but not favorably. Mature teens will probably find themselves laughing -- a lot.

Sexual Content

Some sexual situations/innuendoes between married couples; occasional moments of undress and suggestive positions. Teen crushes are themes.


Mild family squabbles are frequent, and instances of punching and shooting toy guns are meant to be funny but sometimes are questionable. References are made to murders in Colombia.


Intermittent use of words such as "damn," "bitch," "whore," "crap," and "hell." Derogatory words used to describe gay characters ("cream puff").

Social Behavior

Families, from traditional to blended, straight and gay, all are valuable and important. Some stereotyping (Latinos, homosexuals) played for laughs and rounded out with positive portrayals.


Visible use of MacBooks, iPads; mention of Google, Facebook, and stores such as Costco and Pottery Barn.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink wine, beer, and mixed drinks socially and at meals. Underage drinking at parties is implied but usually results in negative consequences.

  • 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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