State of Play Movie Poster
  • Released
  • April 17, 2009
  • PG-13, 2 hr 7 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 901 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Russell Crowe/Ben Affleck thriller is a mix of violence, political intrigue, and sexual innuendo -- all mature themes that are unlikely to appeal to young viewers. Characters steal, drink, smoke, and lie to the point where it's unclear who's the victim and who's the victimizer. There's some strong language (including a couple exclamations of "f--k"), drinking, and smoking as well. Sexuality is more discussed (including conversations about adultery and three-ways) than shown, except for some flirting between a couple of characters.

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  • Violence
  • Sexual
  • Language
  • Consumerism
  • Drinking & drugs
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