A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Scary situations including violence.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual situations, including bondage and prostitution.
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Very strong language
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A lot of drinking and smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has very strong language, a lot of violence and explicit sex, including bondage and references to prostitution. Stealing and corruption are positively portrayed. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Birthday Girl is a very uneven thriller-romance brightened by dark comedy and another magnetic performance by Nicole Kidman as the 21st century equivalent to a mail order bride. Unfortunately, the film's resolution is as uneven as the movie's tone.
There are some signs of real talent here in John's generic performance evaluation and the bank's "trust" exercises, Nadia's monologue about her binoculars and her bright red knitting. The movie's director, screenwriters, and producer (three brothers) clearly intended to make a movie that transcends genre, but it does not really work. It just feels unsettlingly muddled.
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