The Man Who Wasn't There

2001 R 1h 56m DVD

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The Man Who Wasn't There

2001 R 1h 56m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
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 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Frances McDormand
  • Michael Badalucco
  • James Gandolfini
  • Katherine Borowitz
  • Jon Polito
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Richard Jenkins
  • Tony Shalhoub
  • Christopher Kriesa
  • Brian Haley
  • Jack McGee
  • Gregg Binkley
  • Alan Fudge
  • Lilyan Chauvin
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Reviews

age 16+

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.

Violence

Struggle that ends in murder, dead body, car crash (off screen).

Language

Some strong language.

Social Behavior

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink and smoke a lot.

  • 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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