Requiem for the American Dream

2016 NR 1h 13m DVD

Requiem for the American Dream

2016 NR 1h 13m DVD
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In this timely documentary, Noam Chomsky, one of America's most respected and influential social theorists, offers sobering insights on the nation's extreme economic inequalities and the true cost of projecting U.S. power worldwide.
Noam Chomsky
Kelly Nyks, Peter Hutchison, Jared P. Scott
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Requiem for the American Dream is a documentary that showcases the ideas of acclaimed academic Noam Chomsky, who explains how the global economic system has tilted far in favor of the rich and powerful. In a series of extensive interviews, Chomsky walks viewers through his theories, explaining how the world has become more and more unequal and why current conditions suggest than significant change is unlikely in the near future. There's nothing upsetting other than old news footage of people being forcibly subdued during riots and protests, but some of the ideas are a bit academic/advanced and likely won't be very entertaining to younger viewers.

Sexual Content

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Some sequences feature news footage of protests and riots, with people being attacked by police officers using fire hoses, tear gas, nightsticks, and other weapons designed to subdue crowds.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

All viewers may not agree with him, but Chomsky's message is that unchecked, under-regulated capitalism is threatening the fabric of society, with the rich and powerful using their wealth and influence to become even more so, at the expense of the poor.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • 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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