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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Mrs. Serial Killer is a thriller in English and Hindi with English subtitles. There's some violence and gore, including gory dead bodies, and bloody injuries from stabbing and cutting with a scalpel. The killer's victims are unwed pregnant women whose fetuses are aborted and kept in jars before they're killed and dismembered. No actual killing or dismembering is shown, but the gory aftermath and fetuses in specimen jars are. One fight scene shows a lot of blood on faces, injuries, and clothing. Other violence includes fights with punching and kicking. Strong language includes "f--k" and variations, "bitch," "ass," and "goddamned." Part of the plot involves involuntary abortions, and there's a past discussion where abortion is mentioned. One character drinks to excess a few times without consequences and drives drunk.
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What's the story?
MRS. SERIAL KILLER tells the story of Shona (Jacqueline Fernandez), who's married to Joy, a prominent doctor (Manoj Bajpayee). When Joy is arrested for being a suspected serial killer, Shona is sure he's being set up and determines to do whatever it takes to get her husband out of jail. Her efforts are hindered, though, by her ex-boyfriend Imran (Mohit Raina), who's the cop who arrested Joy in the first place.
Is it any good?
Unfortunately, this thriller is too full of plot and character problems to deliver any kind of real thrills. And as you'd imagine, for the movie to work, the person playing Mrs. Serial Killer would have to deliver a strong performance the audience can get behind. That's not the case here. Jacqueline Fernandez does have a certain amount of screen presence, but her acting here is too see-through. That, the predictable story, unrealistic behavior, and magically convenient developments make it hard to just go along for the ride.
The story involving forced abortions before victims are killed and dismembered, the occasional gore, and the strong language make it suitable for the oldest teens and up.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the violence in Mrs. Serial Killer. How do you feel when you see violence and gore in movies, games, video games, etc.? Is it a big deal? Why or why not?
Why are violent movies so popular?
What are some of your favorite thrillers? How does this one compare?
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