The Brothers Grimm
Director Terry Gilliam's tale of adventure centers on the Grimm brothers -- Jake and Will -- who travel from village to village and pose as exterminators of magical creatures. But in reality, they're expert con artists.
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- Terry Gilliam
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
PG-13Violence, frightening sequences and brief suggestive material
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: PCM Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the film includes some scenes in the dark woods that might be frightening for younger viewers. The brothers argue and sometimes fight physically. Characters drink and behave boisterously (it's 19th-century rural Germany). Language includes German and French versions of "s--t" as well as some slang for "breasts." The brothers' investigation centers on kidnapped girls, producing spooky, sometimes violent images (in particular, a girl is whisked into a well by a black blob and a horse eats a child, in silhouette). Creatures in the forest include tree roots that grab at passers-by and a gigantic wolf. A powerful witch looks alternately ancient and beautiful, casting spells and wreaking havoc.
- Sexual Content
- Sexual references, some bawdy drunkenness, a couple of kisses.
- Witches cast spells, magical creatures assault humans, some sword and hand to hand fighting.
- Mild, one use of s-word.
- Social Behavior
- Brothers are charlatans, until they meet up with a real curse; some arguing, some abuses of authority.
- Thematic only: the brothers "market" themselves as curse-banishers.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- 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