Humble mechanic George Malley is celebrating his birthday at a local pub when he observes a bright light outside. Knocked unconscious, he awakens with incredible intellectual powers that soon draw the attention of curious scientists and the FBI.
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- Jon Turteltaub
- DVD and streaming
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
High quality studio transfer -- great sound and picture, few extras.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that there are a few scattered swear words in this generally gentle drama about a very average, nice American guy endowed with mental superpowers. Overall this movie is more a romantic tearjerker than the science-fiction action/mind-blower some fans -- restless kids especially -- might expect. There is an upsetting death of a main character (off screen).
- Sexual Content
- A mild suggestion that George and his girlfriend have slept together.
- An earthquake, and some thrown glasses in a bar argument.
- Some. "S--t," "hell" a few times, "goddamn," and "freakin.'"
- Social Behavior
- George argues the merits of basic decency and just being a real nice guy, even with his I.Q. soaring. His close down-home buddies are similarly depicted in rosy, salt-of-the-earth terms, though some of them grow to resent and fear George's transformation. Doctors and scholars are depicted as arrogant and untrustworthy.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Social drinking, beers in the bar, talk of drunkeness (it comes across as a hallmark of being a "regular guy"). A character is slipped a sleeping drug unknowingly.
- 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