Of Mice and Men
This moving adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel follows two migrant workers, one a dimwitted gentle giant and the other his judicious protector, who find jobs in Depression-era California, only to have their hopes destroyed.
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- Gary Sinise
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Of Mice and Men is the 1992 adaptation of the classic John Steinbeck novel. There are some violent scenes: A woman is shown yelling after being attacked and then being accidentally strangled to death; a man is shot point-blank in the back of the head; and an old dog is taken out to be shot and killed, and, although the dog's death isn't shown, the gunshot is heard. Aside from this, there is some mild profanity throughout (including one use of the "N" word), and characters smoke cigarettes. Given the mature themes and content, this film is best for teens, especially those who are also reading the book.
- Sexual Content
- George talks about wanting to go to a "cathouse." He later talks about why going to a "cathouse" is a good arrangement, because you can "get it all out of your system." As she walks around and seems to flirt with the ranch hands, Curley's wife brings a palpable amount of sexual tension everywhere she goes.
- Early in the film, a woman is shown running through a field wearing a torn dress and screaming; later, it is revealed that she was attacked by a confused, mentally challenged man. A woman is shown being strangled to death; her body is left in a barn on some hay. A man is shot point-blank in the back of the head and is shown falling irretrievably. During a fistfight, a large man catches the fist of the man he's fighting and crushes it until the bones break and blood spills. An old dog is taken out to be shot; the death is not seen, but the gunshot is heard. Characters are shown wielding rifles.
- Frequent mild profanity: "goddammit," "bastard," "hell," "son of a bitch." Early in the film, the "N" word is used.
- Social Behavior
- Although ultimately tragic, this movie does promote the values of loyalty and friendship.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters are shown smoking cigarettes.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it