The Human Stain

2003 R 1h 46m DVD

The Human Stain

2003 R 1h 46m DVD
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Respected university professor Coleman Silk becomes involved in a passionate sexual relationship with a poor cleaning woman who's married to a jealous, violent man. But Coleman harbors a secret no one would ever guess, and his world soon unravels.
Nicole Kidman, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, Mili Avital, Harry Lennix, Anna Deavere Smith, Kerry Washington, Ron Canada, John Finn, Jacinda Barrett
Robert Benton
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, 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 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has some very strong language and some very explicit sexual references and situations, including nudity. Characters drink and smoke, sometimes to excess. Characters are in peril and there are some tragic (offscreen) deaths. The movie's themes about racism and "sanctimony" are provocatively presented.

Sexual Content

Some very explicit sexual references and situations, including nudity.


Character deaths. Characters in peril.


Some very strong language.

Social Behavior


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink and smoke.

  • 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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