The Invisible Circus

2001 R 1h 33m DVD

The Invisible Circus

2001 R 1h 33m DVD
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Phoebe (Jordana Brewster) journeys to Europe to unravel the mystery behind the untimely death of her beloved older sister, Faith (Cameron Diaz). Using old postcards and the assistance of Faith's boyfriend, Wolf (Christopher Eccleston), Phoebe discovers numerous truths about her past -- and her future with Wolf. Adam Brooks directs this film, which is based on Jennifer Egan's best-selling novel. Blythe Danner co-stars.
Cameron Diaz, Jordana Brewster, Christopher Eccleston, Blythe Danner, Camilla Belle, Patrick Bergin, Moritz Bleibtreu, Isabelle Pasco, Philipp Weissert, Nikola Obermann, Robert Getter, Ricky Koole
Adam Brooks
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
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 Not for kids
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know there is graphic sexual content and drug use in the movie. The teenaged Phoebe has sex with the much older ex-lover of her sister. Phoebe has a nasty acid trip. Some mature themes you may want to discuss with your teen: Terrorism, political commitment, young love, independence, accidental death, loss of a parent, suicide.

Sexual Content

A glimpse of a topless woman. When teenaged Phoebe has sex with Wolf, we see her bare breasts.


A terrorist act goes awry and kills a man. A girl throws herself off a cliff. We see Faith contend with the fatal consequences of her political act. Phoebe drops acid and becomes disoriented.


Consistent with the "R" rating: moderate to extreme profanity.

Social Behavior

Few characters of color appear.


Not applicable.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drug and cigarette use. The main character takes LSD.

  • 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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