The Motorcycle Diaries

2004 R 2h 8m DVD

The Motorcycle Diaries

2004 R 2h 8m DVD
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Argentinean medical student and future revolutionary Che Guevara motorcycles across South America with his friend Alberto beginning in 1951, a deeply personal odyssey that ultimately crystallizes the young man's budding political beliefs.
Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mercedes Morán, Jean Pierre Noher, Lucas Oro, Marina Glezer, Sofia Bertolotto, Franco Solazzi, Ricardo Diaz Mourelle, Sergio Boris
Walter Salles
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, French
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.0, French: Dolby Digital 5.0
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+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has some social drinking, strong language, and discussions of a sexual nature. This is a biopic of the early life of future Communist guerilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara, but impressionable youths aren't too likely to convert to Marxism solely by watching -- if they're interested at all (unless your kids have a deep interest in the subject already or love polishing up their Spanish-language skills, they probably won't have much interest).

Sexual Content

Nothing really shown, but much-discussed (including a heavily-coded negotiation with a prostitute).


None, except for a near-brawl, avoided by the fleeing heroes.


Some very raw language.

Social Behavior

Not applicable


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking, one supporting character gets drunk.

  • 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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