Movie Ratings That Actually Work    Become a Member

"One of the 50 Coolest Websites...they simply tell it like it is" - TIME

NEW THIS WEEK

IN THEATERS

NEW ON VIDEO


advertisement


advertisement

Cookie's Fortune | 1999 | PG-13 | - 3.4.3

A sleepy Southern town wakes up when an eccentric woman (Patricia Neal) commits suicide and the police investigate it as a murder case. Also with Julianne Moore, Glenn Close, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell, Charles S. Dutton, Lyle Lovett, Ned Beatty, Courtney B. Vance, Donald Moffatt, Matt Malloy, Rufus Thomas and Ruby Wilson. Directed by Robert Altman. [1:58]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A few instances of mild sexual innuendo and four passionate kisses; during two of the kisses, the man unbuckles the woman's overalls (we see a flash of her bare stomach and upper thigh) and then they move into another room and shut the door; sex is implied but we don't see or hear anything. We see a woman's bikini underneath layers of sheer fabric and a woman is wearing a cleavage-revealing top.


the review continues below...

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A woman puts a pillow over her face and points a gun into it; we then hear a gunshot and see feathers from the pillow fly around. We see the corpse with the pillow covering its face a few times (no blood is visible); we also see some blood-covered pillows and blankets. A woman cuts her finger on a shard of glass (we see a little blood). A brief instance of threatening with a gun. A woman tries to grab another's throat and a man falls onto the floor as he climbs through a window. We see a man gut and skin a fish and we see a fake head on a platter. A man pretends to stab himself in a stage play (no blood is used).


the review continues below...

LANGUAGE 3 - One anatomical reference, some scatological references, lots of mild obscenities and an insult.


the review continues below...


the review continues below...

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Suicide, dysfunctional families, drunkenness, loyalty.

MESSAGE - Everyone gets what they deserve in the end.

CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


advertisement


advertisement

NEW THIS WEEK

IN THEATERS

NEW ON VIDEO

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we don't always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we will accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we do not always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

Join Our Weekly Updates

Join Our Weekly Updates

Receive the latest information on new reviews

We won't sell or share your email address with anyone

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This