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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Mature themes around death and grief are integral but are arguably not dealt with healthily by the characters. Lack of communication.
Positive Role Models
John and Laura are a loving and supportive couple; they deal with their daughter's death in different ways.
Violence & Scariness
A child drowns at the start of the film; another dead body is later retrieved from a canal. A character nearly falls to their death but is eventually saved. One character has their throat cut and bleeds out. General sense of unease throughout the movie.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
An extended sex sequence features full nudity and sexual gratification. A bathroom scene shows bare breasts and buttocks.
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"S--t" and "f--k" are both said twice.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink whiskey to relieve stress; several characters smoke.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Don't Look Now is an unnerving thriller starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie that deals with the the death of a child, grief, and the supernatural. An extended sex scene includes full nudity. Both of the main characters are seen naked, with bare breasts and buttocks seen. A young girl drowns, and her father holds her lifeless body in his arms. In another scene, a woman's body is dragged out of a canal. Profanity is rare but does include "s--t" and "f--k." A character has their throat cut, which results in much blood and their subsequent death. Characters drink whiskey to relieve stress and several characters smoke. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Frequently cited as a classic of 1970s indie cinema, this is very much of its time, with offbeat editing and unclear storytelling. Don't Look Now is ambiguous and vague, designed to unsettle and confuse. The Venice backdrop is very much part of the cast, with its dark corners and maze-like surroundings adding to the sense of foreboding.
Sutherland and Christie are both excellent, he as a bemused husband trying to make sense of the weirdness occurring around him, and she as the mother who desperately wants to believe in her daughter's presence. The supporting cast delivers naturalistic performances that add to a feeling of dread that's impossible to put a finger on.
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