A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Learn to take responsibility of your life. Recognizing what is important to you, including relationships. Honest friendships make people grow. Finding one's passion requires due time, patience, and courage.
Positive Role Models
Sid transforms from the spoiled son of a successful businessman to a budding photographer who learns to care for others. Aisha is brave and determined. She comes to Mumbai to pursue her endeavors of becoming a writer and finds her way independently. Lakshmi and Rishi, Sid's friends, support and care for him.
The cast and crew are Indian with the action taking place in the city of Mumbai. Gender balance between the two main leads.
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Violence & Scariness
Someone keeps a hand over a character's eyes when they are driving. Multiple heated arguments. People kick and smack each other, although this is done in a playful manner.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Romance and flirting. During one scene, a character is seen dressed in lingerie.
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Language includes "shut up," "bloody," "hell," "idiot," "crazy," "freak," "loser," "stupid," "s--t," "damn," and "jerk." "God" is used as an exclamation.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters are seen drinking at various parties and gatherings. During one scene, someone is briefly seen smoking a cigar.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wake Up Sid is a Bollywood coming-of-age romantic drama with positive messages about taking responsibility and finding your place within the world. The film follows the spoiled and irresponsible Siddharth or "Sid" (Ranbir Kapoor), who must figure out who he really is and what he wants in life after his father kicks him out and he goes to stay with his friend, Aisha (Konkona Sen Sharma). There are verbal disagreements and arguments between individuals. While someone is driving, their eyes are briefly covered by another person's hand as a joke. The film has romance through multiple song and dance sequences. People flirt and in one scene, someone is dressed in lingerie. Characters drink at numerous occasions and someone smokes a cigar. Language includes "bloody," "s--t," "damn," and "jerk." The film is in Hindi with English subtitles available. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This romantic Bollywood drama is a sweet and simple tale that sweeps you up and gives you a warm and cozy embrace. Wake Up Sid is a coming-of-age film that celebrates the friendship between its two leads and how their relationship develops into something more. Sid and Aisha's journey through to adulthood is rocky, yet relatable as the two try to make sense of themselves and each other. Yet throughout, the film pauses for reflection, allowing the viewer to relish life's smaller delights as the course of Sid and Aisha's lives play out.
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