Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Great movie, but too intense, racy for younger kids.

PG-13 1997 194 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 119 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 719 reviews

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age 10+

Not prepared for multiple references to suicide

I was not concerned about the brief appearance of breasts or the violence in a historical context - but what bothered my kids the most, and was the hardest to explain for me since I was not prepared for it, was the recurrent theme of suicide. Early on, the main character, who feels trapped by her social circumstances, climbs the ship's railing and dangles over the water before she is talked down and assisted down. Later, when fighting breaks out over lifeboats, a crew member shoots a passenger, then overwhelmed, he points the gun to his temple and pulls the trigger. This shocked my young kids. We are also told, but not shown, that another main character who survived the wreck later "put a pistol in his mouth" when the stock markets crashed in 1929. Lots of questions from these scenes, and we had to talk about coping skills! Less noticeably, there were also people both jumping and falling from the sinking boat as it sank, and an older couple who opted to stay below deck and die together, but as that entire sequence at the end of the movie was intense, my kids did not ask many questions about these.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
5 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Aldult humor.

An amazing movie. Just don't let your kids watch the nude scene. Rose asks Jack to draw her like one of his French girls wearing the diamond necklace with NO CLOTHES ON. It might traumatize them to see a naked woman on TV.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.

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