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Kindred | 2020 | NR | – 2.5.5

content-ratingsWhy is “Kindred” rated NR? The MPAA has not rated this film. The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a couple of kissing scenes, a death from a kick to the head by a horse resulting in a very bloody wound, many arguments with yelling and one slap in the face and a few punches, discussions of terminating a pregnancy, and at least 4 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


When the father of her child is killed, a pregnant woman (Tamara Lawrance) finds herself trapped in his mother’s (Fiona Shaw) large, decaying English manor home. Plagued by hallucinations and unable to leave despite several attempts, she begins to deteriorate mentally and physically. Also with Chloe Pirrie, Jack Lowden, Anton Lesser, Edward Holcroft, Kiran Sonia Sawar and Natalia Kostrzewa. Directed by Joe Marcantonio. [Running Time: 1:41]

Kindred SEX/NUDITY 2

 – A woman remembers lying in bed with a man; he climbs on top of her and they kiss (we see his bare chest and abdomen). A man and a woman kiss in a couple of scenes.
 A woman wakes up in bed and a man is sleeping next to her (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A man tells a woman that he is there for her and seems to be implying his interest in a relationship with her; she touches his hand in one scene.
 A doctor examines a woman and tells her that she is pregnant; she denies it, telling him that she can’t be because she is on the pill and asks how she can get rid of it.
 A woman is shown wearing a tank top that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders in a few scenes. A woman looks at her very swollen abdomen while she is pregnant and a man watches through an open door.


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Kindred VIOLENCE/GORE 5

 – A man goes into a stall with a horse and we hear a loud noise and a woman screams; we see the man on the ground, the woman says that the horse kicked him and we see a very large bloody gash on his face and head and blood on a towel and a woman’s hand as she and another woman rush him to a hospital.
 A woman in a car punches and hits the driver when she realizes where she is being taken; she is pulled out of the car and dragged into a house by a man, as she yells and struggles. After a man dies from a kick by a horse, his mother blames another woman, who shoves her to the floor and straddles her; they struggle briefly and the second woman stumbles away and faints. A woman slaps a man in the face.
 A woman calls for help and we see blood on her legs and dress as a man enters the room and they speed away in a car; when the man goes into a clinic, the woman speeds away in the car, swerves on a road to avoid birds and slams into a marker flipping the car over (we see her in the hospital after delivering her baby and she seems OK). A woman drops a glass of water on the floor breaking the glass and cuts her hand (we see blood). A woman walks outside in the rain without shoes and she collapses on the floor when she returns to a house. A woman wakes up in a start and becomes upset when a man is lying next to her; they argue briefly. A woman walks outside a house and screams. We see doors and gates locked in several scenes. A woman screams and yells and pounds on a door in a hospital pleading for help.
 A woman holds a knife in her hand and tries to convince another woman to come close enough so that she can stab her, but the other woman leaves the room and locks the door. A woman sneaks out of a house and speeds away in a car; she hides on the side of a road in shrubs until another woman picks her up.
 A man describes having taken a man (drunk and passed out) to a field and left him there where the combines wouldn’t see him: he presumably was thrashed and killed by the machines. Two women argue and yell at each other as one storms upstairs. A woman yells at her adult son and his girlfriend about leaving and says, “You will not steal my grandson.” A doctor yells at a woman and accuses her of being paranoid and that she must stay calm or she will lose her baby. A man yells outside a house and seems to be demanding money. A man says that his mother is “gonna hate me” when he tells her that he is moving away with his girlfriend. A woman tells another woman, “You hate kids.” A woman says, “I don’t want to be stuck being a mom.” A woman talks about her husband having died of cancer and that she remarried. People stand at a grave for a funeral. A woman tells another woman that the bank has foreclosed on her house. A woman says, “I don’t want to be here.” A woman talks about being confined to bed during the end of her pregnancy and that she didn’t want to have children. A woman talks about a boy having been bitten by the family dog, that there was so much blood and that they destroyed the animal. A woman talks about her mother suffering from perinatal psychosis and postpartum depression. A man says that his father was a drunk and that he used to beat him and then beat a woman after they married; he says that he beat her so badly that she shattered her hip.
 Several scenes show birds flying in the air en masse, sitting outside a window and seeming to cause a woman to be anxious; we hear that to see a magpie without its mate is unlucky. We see taxidermied animals posed in positions in a dollhouse and a boxing ring in a few scenes.
 A woman says that she feels dizzy and she vomits (we see goo). A woman says that she doesn’t feel good in a few scenes. A woman is served a plate of food with a piece of bloody meat on it and she seems alarmed; a man takes the plate away and removes the meat (she is vegetarian). A woman complains of being dizzy in several scenes and she stumbles unsteadily on her feet. A woman says that she has to go to the bathroom in several scenes (we do not see the act).


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Kindred LANGUAGE 5

 – About 4 F-words, 2 scatological terms, 3 mild obscenities, name-calling (nonsense, pests, stuck, ill, ridiculous, crazy, histrionics, ungrateful, mad woman, you’re sick, poison, stupid little boy, twisted piece of work), exclamations (shut-up, she’s gonna hate me, calm down, stay calm, relax), 7 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh God, Oh My God, Oh Christ, My God, Jesus [F-word deleted] Christ). | profanity glossary |


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Kindred SUBSTANCE USE

 – We understand that a woman is being drugged to keep her calm. A woman drinks whiskey in a few scenes, a woman guzzles a glass of wine in a bar after finding out that she is pregnant, and a woman drinks whiskey with a meal. Two women smoke cigarettes in a couple of scenes, and a woman smokes a cigarette while drinking whiskey and singing.


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Kindred DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Family, mental illness, postpartum depression, alcoholism, abusive relationships, responsibility.

Kindred MESSAGE

 – It’s better to escape possessive relatives as soon as possible. Mental illness may be a matter of perspective.

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.


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