Romancing the Stone
When a reclusive romance writer -- whose humdrum life in no way resembles the exploits of her fiery fictional heroines -- learns her sister's been kidnapped, she's soon embroiled in a wild adventure involving hidden treasure and a dashing mercenary.
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- Robert Zemeckis
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1985 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Top 100 Thrills nominee
- Top 100 Laughs nominee
- 1985 Academy Award®
- Best Film Editing nominee
PGAdult content, adult language and graphic violence
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), Chinese Traditional, Chinese SimplifiedClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; additional featurettes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that kids will see violence, profanity, sexual situations, and stereotypical depictions of and references to Latinos in this otherwise well-written adventure movie. The baddest of the bad guys has his hand bitten off by a crocodile, which is then completely devoured (off-screen) by a pit full of crocodiles. There's also a fair bit of swearing, a couple of stabbings, and gun fights. Breasts are visible through a wet cotton top, and there's plenty of sexual innuendo. The two leads end up together in bed, though there's no nudity. Latinos are the swarthy, nasty bad guys. The term "Spico" is used by one character to describe Latin Americans.
- Sexual Content
- Breasts are visible through a wet cotton top. A good deal of sexual innuendo -- like a man's face landing in a woman's lap. The two leads end up together in bed with implied nudity, though sensitive parts are strategically covered.
- A couple of stabbings and plenty of gun fights. The baddest of the bad guys has his hand bitten off by a crocodile, which is then completely devoured (off-screen) by a pit full of crocodiles. Frequent danger and peril.
- Plentiful use of words like "god," "bastards," and "bitch." The term "Spico" is used by one character to describe Latin Americans.
- Social Behavior
- Although there's some stereotyping (for example, Latinos are the swarthy, nasty bad guys) the movie ultimately has a positive message about loyalty and the power of love.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Burning marijuana to keep warm, jokes about smoking pot back in college. Some drinking.
- 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