Parents' Guide to

Stranger Than Fiction

By Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Touching dramedy is heavy; some violence, cursing.

Movie PG-13 2006 113 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 12+
I felt confident to watch this movie with my husband and 8 year old son, based on CSM review that there was no 'sex' rating at all. It needs to have at least 2 out of 5 for the sex rating. Bakery scene where Harold's thoughts are narrated as he fantisizes over a lady working there. She then sucks her finger (shown in slow motion) which is meant to suggest you know what... She was suggestively flirtatious throughout the movie. Kissing and into bed in another scene. I'm glad my son decided to flag the movie for the second half, so at least he didn't have to watch the kissing and bedroom scene. Story was interesting, but in general found it flat and not an enjoyable movie. Came away feeling disturbed.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Sexual content

We turned the movie off due to sexual contents and cussing before the movie got too far in. Not a family friendly movie.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (17):

STRANGER THAN FICTION is equal parts drama, comedy, and tragedy; it's a smart movie and a touching reminder that life is unpredictable and messy. But that's OK. We still need to live and not be afraid to experience new things. Some of the movie's best scenes are those of Harold branching out in the world. It's moving, but it's unlikely to appeal to kids who are looking for the kind of silly comedy that Ferrell is known for.

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