The Man Who Wasn't There
In this black-and-white film noir by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Billy Bob Thornton stars as Ed Crane, an aimless barber who's dissatisfied with his life in a small northern California town in the summer of 1949. His wife's (Frances McDormand) infidelity presents Crane with an opportunity for blackmail that he thinks will turn his life around ... but his scheme lays bare even darker secrets that eventually lead to murder. James Gandolfini co-stars.
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- Joel Coen
- 2002 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- 2002 Academy Award®
- Best Cinematography nominee
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; deleted scenes; commentary; featurette; interviews; filmographies; photo gallery.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie's themes include adultery, blackmail, murder, and the death penalty. There's a very violent struggle, and a character is killed. Another dead body is briefly visible. A character commits suicide, and characters are injured in car accident (off-screen). An adult has some unfocused fantasies about an intimate relationship with a teenager. Characters drink and smoke (Ed smokes constantly).
- Sexual Content
- Reference to adultery, adult has vague fantasies about teen.
- Struggle that ends in murder, dead body, car crash (off screen).
- Some strong language.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink and smoke a lot.
- 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