Pay It Forward
In this gentle drama from director Mimi Leder, young Trevor McKinney (Haley Joel Osment) responds to a school assignment with a plan to help three people who will, in turn, help three more, and so on, in an ever-widening circle. But Trevor touches more people than he expected, including his abused mother (Helen Hunt), his physically and emotionally scarred teacher (Kevin Spacey) and a journalist (Jay Mohr) who's investigating the plan.
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- Mimi Leder
PG-13Mature thematic elements including substance abuse/recovery, some sexual situations, language and brief violence
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; behind-the-scenes documentary; feature length audio commentary by director Mimi Leder; cast/filmmaker career highlights; original theatrical trailer; closed captioned.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie has some strong language, and characters abuse alcohol and drugs, including heroin and marijuana. There are references to the most severe domestic abuse. There are some fights, one resulting in mortal injury. A character attempts suicide. Another shoots his gun, though no one is injured. A character dies tragically. There are sexual references and a discreet sexual situation. A character's burn scars may be upsetting. Pre-teens and teens may be especially concerned by the violence that occurs at a school, despite the metal-detectors kids walk through as they enter.
- Sexual Content
- Sexual references and situations.
- Brief fight scenes, character mortally wounded, sad death.
- Some strong language.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters abuse alcohol and drugs.
- 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