In this disquieting thriller, a Minnesota police detective is sent to investigate a sexual assault case involving a teenage girl who's accused her father of rape. While willing to accept responsibility for his actions, he has no memory of the crime.
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- Alejandro Amenábar
- DVD and Blu-ray
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Regression is a thriller with horror elements. It deals with the possibility of satanic cults and includes imagined/dreamed rituals, including slicing up babies and eating them (this is strongly implied but not actually shown). There's some blood and discussion of a father abusing his teen daughter; other violent/upsetting moments include a suicide, fighting, punching, and guns being drawn (but not fired). A woman has sex with a man, presumably during a dream; she straddles him, and her buttocks are shown as she grinds on him. There's another very brief image of a couple having sex in a car. Language is infrequent but includes "f--k," "bitch," and "s--t." The movie tries to make a point about the danger of succumbing to mass hysteria, but it doesn't really work. Not many teens will care, despite the fact that Harry Potter's Emma Watson stars.
- Sexual Content
- Images of sex during a dream sequence. A woman's buttocks are seen as she straddles a man and grinds on him. Brief glimpse of a couple having sex in a car. Lead characters kiss.
- Discussion about a father abusing his teen daughter. Nightmarish images of torture, satanic rituals, implication of chopping up a baby (not shown). Blood shown, satanic worshippers eat gory flesh. Intruders in house. Fighting, punching. Hypodermic needle jabbed into an arm. Suicide (jumping out of a window); talk of suicide. Scary sounds. Screaming/shrieking. Guns pulled but not fired. Brief scene of teen girl being tied to bed. Violent arrest of a man. Prisoner screams, freaks out.
- Infrequent language includes a use of "f--k," a few uses of "s--t," and "son of a bitch."
- Social Behavior
- Tries to make a point about how people, if they're not careful, can be swept away by panic and false beliefs. Unfortunately, this message is saved as a "surprise" for the end of the movie and doesn't leave much room for pondering.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Mention of an unseen character being a drunk.
- 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