Pulling Strings

2013 PG 1h 52m DVD

Pulling Strings

2013 PG 1h 52m DVD
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On the eve of going to London to assume a new post, a diplomatic consul passes out at her farewell party and wakes up to find she's been rescued by a mariachi singer whose visa application she denied. But the rejection has slipped her mind.
Laura Ramsey, Jaime Camil, Omar Chaparro, Tom Arnold, Stockard Channing, Roberto Sosa, Catherine Papile, Renata Ybarra
Pedro Pablo Ibarra
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Pulling Strings is a subtitled movie in Spanish that involves a night of excessive drinking at a work party and the ensuing chaos. Expect some sex-related banter and mild profanity ("ass"). The film is otherwise a sweet, upbeat romantic comedy about putting down roots and what it means to really see people, with positive depictions of single fathers (with a deceased mother referenced briefly), family, and friendship, but, because of the subtitles, and because the action hinges on a night of partying, it's probably best for older kids.

Sexual Content

Romantic/passionate kissing in a few scenes between a man and a woman. In one scene, a woman and a man kiss; then the camera cuts away as they enter the bedroom, and the next morning the woman is in the man's shirt, presumably to indicate intercourse occurred the night before. There is a consistent presence of sex-related banter, including two women toasting to David Beckham's butt, exclaiming that he "has a really good ass," and there's a joke made about a woman going topless to make money.


Very mild peril when thug-like characters intimidate and threaten a man, pulling back to hit him but then stopping.


Some mild profanity throughout, such as "hell," "working my ass off," and "I'm going to kick your ass."

Social Behavior

Pulling Strings offers positive messages about putting down roots, trusting people, friendship, loyalty, and trying to see the person for who they are beyond your assumptions.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The film's premise involves one night of heavy drinking at a work party, showing two adult women downing shots and becoming increasingly drunk, as well as a few colleagues also being intoxicated, using slurred speech and stumbling. Casual smoking is shown briefly in a few scenes.

  • 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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