Movie Ratings That Actually Work    Become a Member

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

That Good Night | 2020 | NR | – 2.3.3

content-ratingsWhy is “That Good Night” rated NR? The MPAA has not rated this film. The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a few kissing scenes, two nude portraits in an art gallery, a few cleavage revealing outfits, several arguments, an implied assisted suicide, an attack in a pool, terminal medical diagnoses, discussions of aging and dying and regret, and some strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


An aging man (John Hurt) tries to put his affairs in order when he receives a disheartening medical diagnosis. He proceeds to confront decisions he has made throughout his life and attempts to connect with his estranged son. Also with Sofia Helin, Max Brown, Erin Richards and Charles Dance. Directed by Eric Styles. [Running Time: 1:32]

That Good Night SEX/NUDITY 2

 – A woman lies on top of a man lying in bed and she kisses him (he is fully clothed and she is wrapped in a towel revealing her bare shoulders and cleavage). A man and woman kiss. A husband kisses his wife on the forehead and talks about regret. A husband and his wife kiss in several scenes.
 A woman tells a man that she is pregnant as he proposes to her.
 A woman showers and we see her bare shoulders; bare shoulders and cleavage are seen when she wraps herself with a towel. Two paintings in an art gallery are of nude women and we see their bare backs, buttocks and legs. Women wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A woman delivers a baby in a delivery room (she is fully covered with sheets).


the review continues below...

That Good Night VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A man has a health attack while swimming, and three people help him out of the water and to the side of the pool, where a woman does chest compressions until EMTs arrive; we see him in a hospital with oxygen and an IV and then at home convalescing. A man injects another man in the arm with a hypodermic needle and the injected man’s head tips back (it’s not clear if he is dead or sedated). A man is examined by a doctor in a hospital exam room and is given bad news about his condition (we do not hear what she says). A man sees a man standing in the door of his room, he smiles and closes his eyes (implying he has died). A woman finds her husband in a chair motionless and shakes him several times to wake him (he eventually recovers).
 We hear that a man had a heart attack and open-heart surgery and that he recovered. A man discusses aging and the end of life in several scenes with a few leading to his wife becoming upset. A man discusses ending his life after a medical diagnosis and another man discourages a hasty decision and recommends counseling first. A man and his father argue about why the elder did not insist on an abortion when his wife was pregnant with his son; he asks why he didn’t “get rid of me.” Two men argue bitterly in a restaurant causing a woman and then one of the men to leave. A husband and his wife argue about the woman being left alone after he dies and she says, “I could choke on a peanut and die before you.” A wife becomes upset with her husband saying that she wanted children and he did not. A man argues with another man and says, “You’ve got a bloody nerve.” A woman jokingly threatens to hit a man in the groin if he gives another man a hard time. When going to see his father a man says, “I’m dreading this.” A man is condescending to a woman and makes crude remarks about the work that she does; he says, “There’s a good girl” when she goes to help his wife in the kitchen, and calls her sweetheart in an insulting manner. A man tells his son that he has talent as a writer but that he needs to try harder. A man complains about small talk and that he has a low boredom threshold when another man comes to visit him. A man tells a woman, “We’ll sleep when we’re dead.”
 A woman delivers a baby in a delivery room (she is fully covered with sheets). Ants crawl on a tree and a large spider dangles under a tree limb.


the review continues below...

That Good Night LANGUAGE 3

 – 3 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (reformed character, derivative, dog with a bone, done to death, crazy, emotional roller coaster, liar, shifty, rubbish, arrogant, helpless prey, vulnerable, what’s her name, womanizer, stupid, daft old man, tosser, perverse old bugger, bastard, evil old man, pig, the old devil, nasty, impulsive, terrible old goat, cheap tart, despicable, useless), exclamations (bloody, blasted, shut-up), 4 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, God, For Christ’s Sake, For God’s Sake). | profanity glossary |


the review continues below...

That Good Night SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man takes prescription medications in a few scenes, and a man injects a man in the arm with a hypodermic needle and the injected man’s head tips back (it’s not clear if he is dead or sedated). A man asks for a large brandy in several scenes (he does not get any), a woman tells a man, “You are so drunk,” and people drink wine with a meal.


the review continues below...

That Good Night DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Career success, parenting, estranged families, pregnancy, assisted suicide, pity, rage, Portugal, Faust, principles, end of life choices, motives, regret, termination of pregnancy, immortality, marriage, divorce, ALS.

That Good Night MESSAGE

 – Don’t rush to the end of life since you never know what might be left to happen.

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.


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.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter

Know when new reviews are published
We will never sell or share your email address with anybody and you can unsubscribe at any time

You're all set! Please check your email for confirmation.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This