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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- Robert Redford
- 1982 BAFTA®
- Best Actress nominee: Mary Tyler Moore
- 1981 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
- Best Director (Motion Picture)
- Best Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
- Top 100 Movies nominee
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; theatrical trailer
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this drama deals with mature themes like death, suicide, and dysfunctional family relationships. Many of the scenes are intense and sad. It contains some arguing, a fist fight (leading to an injury), some strong language ("s--t," "f--k"), and some sexual references. Drinking and cigarette smoking is also visible.
- Sexual Content
- Some references to sexual acts.
- Conrad's scars from his attempted suicide are visible; another character kills herself (but the event is not visible). Tense arguments emerge between Conrad and his parents. A fight leaves one cast member with a bloody nose. The moment Bucky is lost at sea is shown several times.
- Contains curses like "s--t" and "f--k".
- Social Behavior
- The series tackles some strong issues, including the death of a loved one, survivor's guilt, suicide, dysfunctional family relationships, and other mature themes. The importance of grieving, sharing feelings, and healing is also highlighted.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A party features drinking and drunken behavior. Whiskey consumption is visible. Dr. Berger smokes 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