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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Great characters, but for older teens and up.

Movie R 1999 112 minutes
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MUMFORD is a cleverly updated version of a 1930s movie staple -- a genial comedy with eccentric but endearing characters and a leading man who is not what he pretends to be. Writer/director Lawrence Kasden brings his Big Chill ability to create a believable world with many interesting and engaging characters struggling with issues of intimacy and risk.

Doctor Mumford says that his hope for his pharmacist patient is to make him comfortable enough to star in his own fantasies. In a way, that is what he does for all of his patients, even himself, only to find that they can then move on to the real thing.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 24, 1999
  • On DVD or streaming: April 18, 2000
  • Cast: Hope Davis , Jason Lee , Loren Dean
  • Director: Lawrence Kasdan
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Touchstone Pictures
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 112 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: sex-related images, language and drug content
  • Last updated: April 1, 2022

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