A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Frank but not graphic sexual situations.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has sexual references and situations (frank but not graphic), some strong language, and smoking and drinking. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Passion of Mind is the equivalent of a juicy beach book, an old-fashioned guilty pleasure chick flick. At first, the two storylines provide counterpoint. One relationship becomes physically intimate. The other becomes emotionally intimate because she tells him of her double life. Then both relationships deepen and the two lives begin to provide some resolution for one another. Items from one life begin turning up in the other. She begins to understand that she can take what she needs from her dreams and make it work in real life.
It is very schmaltzy. But I found myself beguiled by its unabashed romanticism. There are some nice subtle touches – the clusters of hats, Marty's relationship with her therapist, Marie's relationships with her daughters and her confidant – and the resolution has some psychological validity, at least in movie terms. And, this movie has two of the all-time great movie boyfriends.
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