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Ordinary People

1980 Rated R 2hr 4m

Everything is in its proper place in the Jarrett household -- except the past. Mary Tyler Moore scored an Oscar nod for her role as repressed mother Beth Jarrett, whose favorite son has died, leaving her with another (Timothy Hutton) she can barely tolerate. The film also netted four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Redford, in his directorial bow), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for young Hutton.

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Movie Details

1982 BAFTA®
1981 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Director (Motion Picture)
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Top 100 Movies nominee
1981 Academy Award®
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; theatrical trailer