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The Deep End of the Ocean | 1999 | PG-13 | - 2.1.6

Michelle Pfeiffer stars as a depressed and guilt-ridden mother obsessed by the abduction of her three-year-old son. With Treat Williams, Jonathan Jackson II, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Musante, Michael McElroy, Ryan Merriman, Lucinda Jenney, Brenda Strong and Alexa Vega. [1:45]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Sexual innuendo (including a reference to lesbianism). Although barely seen on-screen, a man touches a woman's clothed breast.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A woman bites a man's arm. A boy is knocked down while playing basketball.


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LANGUAGE 6 - About 3 F-words, many scatological references, many mild obscenities and a couple of insults.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Loss of a child, family, sibling rivalries, relationships, adolescent drinking, suicide.

MESSAGE - No perfect family exists, even when all the pieces are in place -- sometimes children need to make their own decisions, however difficult.

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