The Winslow Boy

1999 G 1h 50m DVD

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The Winslow Boy

1999 G 1h 50m DVD
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When his 14-year-old son is expelled from the Royal Naval College for stealing, bank manager Arthur Winslow launches a long and costly effort to clear the boy's name. But in the process, the determined Arthur may destroy his family.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
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Reviews

age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this period drama is almost completely chaste. An adult couple shares one passionate kiss, and there is some discussion about adults embracing romantically, but otherwise the film relies on subtle romantic tension. The pre-World War I setting references the military and the possibility of war, but only as a background element.

Sexual Content

One brief passionate kiss between adults. One discussion about adult man fooling around with adult woman.

Violence

Background references to war and the military. A few emotionally tense scenes, including parents arguing in front of teen.

Language

Social Behavior

With no evidence to support the teen's claim to innocence besides his word, the family sacrifices significant time, effort, and money to uphold his honor. The message that children are to be believed and that their dignity is something worth fighting for is powerful.

Consumerism

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Near constant smoking, though in a historical context. The young woman prides herself on "indulging" in smoking cigarettes to prove herself a feminist. Occasional drinking by adults.

  • 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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