Information for Parents
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+
Excellent, but may be too long and moody for kids.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this movie is suspenseful, it's also long and moody, which might turn off antsy preteens. Teens, especially movie buffs, are more likely to get into this one: Some won't appreciate the period look and feel, but most will enjoy the twists and turns of the compelling story. This movie has mature themes including death, murder, adultery, and incest.
- Families can talk about the mature themes in this movie: death, murder, adultery, incest.
The good stuff
Positive messages: The relationship between de Winter and his new wife is less than equal by contemporary standards.
What to watch for
Violence: The memory of a dead women haunts a house and those within it.
Sexy stuff: Adultery. History of incest (between cousins).