Parents' Guide to

Le Divorce

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Not a frothy romantic comedy.

Movie PG-13 2003 115 minutes
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age 13+


Just like the review states, I was expecting LE DIVORCE to be a frothy romantic comedy. But boy was I wrong. Sex-7: Sexual issues and situaions including adultery. Violence-6: Lots of emotional stress and some off screen violence. Language-6: Some pretty strong language is present. Drugs-0 Scariness- 4: Themes of sucicide. My Rating: R for mature thematic elemets, sexual content and some strong language

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Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

LE DIVORCE may look and sound like a glossy romantic comedy, but it is instead an uneven take on the culture clash between America and France. All of the performances sparkle and there are some witty and sharply observed moments. But the movie's own perspective becomes too ambiguous, especially when it veers into a tragedy that throws everything out of balance.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 8, 2003
  • On DVD or streaming: January 27, 2004
  • Cast: Glenn Close , Kate Hudson , Naomi Watts
  • Director: James Ivory
  • Inclusion Information: Gay directors, Female actors
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 115 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: mature thematic elements and sexual content
  • Last updated: February 26, 2023

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