Pay It Forward

2000 PG-13 2h 3m DVD

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Pay It Forward

2000 PG-13 2h 3m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
None
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Helen Hunt
  • Haley Joel Osment
  • Jay Mohr
  • Jim Caviezel
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Angie Dickinson
  • David Ramsey
  • Shawn Pyfrom
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Reviews

age 15+

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.

Violence

Brief fight scenes, character mortally wounded, sad death.

Language

Some strong language.

Social Behavior

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters abuse alcohol and drugs.

  • 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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