State and Main

2000 R 1h 46m DVD

State and Main

2000 R 1h 46m DVD
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When frenzied filmmakers descend on the town of Waterford, Vt., they shoot first and ask questions later in writer-director David Mamet's scathing satire of moviemaking, acting and the business of being famous. There's the egomaniacal star (Alec Baldwin) who can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet (Sarah Jessica Parker) who won't take off her top and the impotent writer (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who's summarily ignored by everyone.
Alec Baldwin, Charles Durning, Patti LuPone, William H. Macy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Stiles, David Paymer, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, Clark Gregg, Michael Higgins, Michael Bradshaw, Matt Malloy, Tony Mamet, Jack Wallace
David Mamet
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that one character is attracted to underage girls and has sex with a girl who, despite clear indications that she approached him, is too young to legally consent to sex. There are other sexual references, including a character who takes off all her clothes as a way to seduce another character and a discussion about whether Claire will do a nude scene, as provided in her contract. Characters drink and smoke and use strong language. Many make moral compromises that parents will want to discuss with teens who see the movie.

Sexual Content

Sexual references and situations, including statutory rape.


Accident with injuries (offscreen), fish hook injury (on screen).


Some very strong language.

Social Behavior

Not applicable


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A lot of drinking and smoking.

  • 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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