A mild mannered ticket-taker at a movie theater believes himself to be the son of God with the responsibility to judge whether people will spend eternity in heaven or hell. When a ghost stuck in purgatory interrupts Walter's daily routine his world is turned upside down.
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- Anna Mastro
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Walter is a quirky dramedy with some dark overtones. It centers on a character who thinks he's the son of God and that it's his job to determine whether people are going to heaven or hell. Overall, this potentially controversial topic is handled with sweetness and humor. Language is the biggest issue, with one character swearing almost constantly during his scenes, using "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," and more. There's also some sexual innuendo and kissing, and a young woman unbuttons her top and showing her bra. A flashback story references an affair. Violent events are also alluded to, including a character dying of cancer, a suicide, and a fictitious bus crash. A ghostly character appears as a scary, shadowy figure in the bushes. The movie touches on some thought-provoking themes, not only about God and the afterlife, but also about understanding loss and taking emotional risks in life.
- Sexual Content
- An affair is described; a man and a woman, both already married to others, fall in love. In a fantasy sequence, a young woman unbuttons her top, showing her bra. Kissing. Some innuendo.
- Mentions of characters dying from cancer and suicide. Description of a fictitious bus crash. Scary, shadowy figures stalking in the bushes. Reference to "cutters" (i.e. people who cut themselves to ease emotional pain). Mildly tense confrontations.
- Very strong language, mostly in bursts from one character, includes "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," "bulls---," "dumbass," "douchebag," "ass," "bitch," "goddamn," "retarded," plus "Jesus Christ" (as an exclamation).
- Social Behavior
- Trying to avoid all of the complicated and painful aspects of human life doesn't bring happiness or fulfillment; taking risks and experiencing emotions are essential.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- 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