Fast-talking yuppie Charlie Babbitt is forced to slow down when he embarks on a life-changing cross-country odyssey with the brother he never knew he had, an autistic savant named Raymond who's spent most of his life in an institution.
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- Barry Levinson
- 1990 BAFTA®
- Best Actor nominee: Dustin Hoffman
- 1989 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
- Top 100 Movies nominee
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie contains some strong language and a few intense scenes in which Raymond, an autistic character, becomes distressed. There's a scene where sex is insinuated (moaning and movement under the sheets) and a brief glimpse of a breast. Prostitution is alluded to. This movie deals with mental health issues, though it requires little understanding of these issues on the part of the young viewer; characters possess the same ignorance and biases a child is likely to have.
- Sexual Content
- We hear sex, we see simulated sex, we get a very brief glimpse of a breast.
- Not applicable
- A fair amount of swearing, nothing excessive.
- Social Behavior
- Good message, though young viewers might get the wrong message about mental health.
- Qantas Airlines, People's Court, Jeopardy!, Wheel Of Fortune, Buick, Hanes, and K-Mart, are mentioned and frequently repeated by Raymond.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Plenty of smoking, a little drinking, no drug use.
- 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