In early 20th-century Scotland, farmer's daughter Chris Guthrie dreams of making her way in the world, but life has other plans for her. When a series of tragedies leaves Chris in charge of the land, she rises to the challenge. She even finds love.
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- Terence Davies
- This movie is
- DVD and streaming
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French, English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Sunset Song is a period drama based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon's acclaimed novel about growing up in rural Scotland in the early 1900s. It centers on Chris, a young woman who's spent her whole life on the family farm. Her already-difficult lifestyle is made even more challenging by her violent, domineering father, and the movie has several scenes of surprisingly violent brutality -- including beatings, wartime shooting, the implication that a man is considering forcing himself on his teenage daughter, and a husband violently demanding sex from his unwilling wife. Brief scenes show full female nudity and a newlywed couple in bed. There's also some drinking and smoking and a few uses of the word "bitch."
- Sexual Content
- Brief scenes of a fully nude woman and a newlywed couple naked in bed.
- A tyrannical father terrorizes his family, especially his adult son, whom he beats severely (with a belt). A brief scene also shows soldiers shooting their weapons in wartime. One scene suggests that a man is considering forcing himself on his teenage daughter; another shows a husband violently demanding sex from his unwilling wife.
- Some men use the word "bitch" to women.
- Social Behavior
- Life can be difficult, sometimes unbelievably so, but certain people can find the strength to carry on, no matter what.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A few scenes show adults drinking socially or toasting to celebrate important moments. Several characters smoke cigarettes.
- 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