White Oleander

2002 PG-13 1h 50m DVD

White Oleander

2002 PG-13 1h 50m DVD
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When a volatile artist offs her boyfriend and is sentenced to life in prison, her daughter is sent to live in a series of foster homes. But as she moves from one dysfunctional arrangement to the next, her mother's manipulations are never far behind.
Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright, Renée Zellweger, Patrick Fugit, Noah Wyle, Cole Hauser, Taryn Manning, Billy Connolly, Stephen Root, Liz Stauber
Peter Kosminsky
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie includes brutality of a modern-era Dickensian quality. Astrid is seduced by one foster parent and shot by another. A third commits suicide. Astrid is subjected to physical and emotional abuse. Ingrid murders her lover. There are non-explicit sexual situations and references. Characters drink, smoke, and use drugs. Characters use strong language and mock religious faith.

Sexual Content

Sexual references and situations, including predatory sex with foster parent.


Intense and painful family situations, murder, shooting, drug use, suicide.


Some strong language for a PG-13.

Social Behavior


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Alcohol and drug use.

  • 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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