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Windfall | 2022 | R | – 1.6.10

content-ratingsWhy is “Windfall” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “language throughout and some violence.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes several discussions of infidelity, deaths by gunshot, bludgeoning and accidental collision with a glass door, many arguments and yelling, and over 70 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


An inexperienced burglar (Jason Segel) breaks into a vacation home, but while he gathers loot, the wealthy and narcissistic CEO property owner (Jesse Plemons) and his wife (Lily Collins) unexpectedly arrive. A hostage situation develops, with twists and unexpected turns. Also with Omar Leyva. Directed by Charlie McDowell. [Running Time: 1:32]

Windfall SEX/NUDITY 1

 – A man and a woman briefly hold hands.
 A man says he and his wife are trying to have a baby; we see birth control pills in her purse. We hear that a married man had a recent affair with another woman, paid her off, and required her to sign a nondisclosure agreement; his wife says that this was “another affair,” implying several affairs. A husband tells his wife, “Baby, get those clothes off,” and she refuses and laughs. A husband tells his wife to “get close” to another man to get information from him; sex is implied, but no sex occurs.

Windfall VIOLENCE/GORE 6

 – A woman picks up a heavy sculpture, and walks outside where she screams twice and beats a man below the frame (we see blood on the sculpture), points a gun at another man as he shouts, and she shoots him in the chest three times in a long shot (he is presumably dead but we see blood splattered on her shoes). A man standing outside with his wife and another man with a gun in his pocket takes a diagram from his gardener and writes “Call 911” on it; the gunman sees this and takes the other three people into the house and sits them on a couch and a chair, holding a gun on them as one of the men belittles and shouts at the gunman, who shoots into a wall; the other seated man runs to a glass door, accidentally rams his head through a glass panel, yelling and grunting as we hear glass breaking, flesh tearing and he pulls his head out (blood rushes from his throat to soak his shirt and a curtain), he gurgles and falls below the frame as the gunman tries to help him, shouting several times, but the other man says, “He’s dead.”
 A man holds another man and his wife at gunpoint; the man has his wrists tied and sits in a chair with his nose in a corner, the woman has her ankles tied and sits in an armchair and she uses a shard of glass to cut her bindings; the gunman then turns the other man around, berates him for being selfish and disgusting, saying, “I feel sick,” and “You’ll always be alone; she [his wife] has birth control pills in her purse,” and he takes a duffel bag of money. A man ties up another man and a woman at the ankles with computer cords, sits them on a couch, releases them and takes them to a sauna where he barricades them inside with a heavy table (the sauna is not on); he throws a handgun and the couples’ smartphones into a fountain, and runs away but later returns and fishes out the handgun; he finds that the couple has escaped and chases them through a grove, shouting at them until he tackles the man (there are no injuries).
 Two clothed men in different scenes face away from the camera and urinate in streams that we can hear but don’t see (one is in a shower stall and one on a rock). A woman says, “I have to use the bathroom” and a man says, “Pick a corner of the living room and do your business”; she enters a bathroom and we hear a flushing toilet off-screen. A character in a movie spits to a point off-screen and we hear but do not see the spit. A woman walks in the dark, hyperventilating, gagging, and coughing in fear for several seconds.
 A man rudely slams his front door in his gardener’s face while the second man is talking. Dozens of scenes include arguments and a few shouting matches on a telephone, between two men, a man and a woman, and two men and a woman; one of the men is impatient with all the other people and belittles and mocks them. Ominous music plays throughout the film.

Windfall LANGUAGE 10

 – About 73 F-words and its derivatives, 9 scatological terms, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (idiot, lazy, loafer, freeloader, disgusting, nothing, rich white guy, Matt Helm), exclamations (hey, wow, shut-up), 2 religious profanities (GD), 6 religious exclamations (e.g. oh my God, Holy [scatological term deleted], Holy [F-word deleted]). | profanity glossary |

Windfall SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man and a woman drink briefly from cans that could be either beer or soda, and a man at home asks for a Bloody Mary but does not get one.

Windfall DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Power, money, ambition, poverty, class differences, downsizing businesses via sudden layoffs, spousal abuse, fear, anger, danger, suffering, bloodshed, death, survival, charity work, fairness, earning a living wage.

Windfall MESSAGE

 – Unfair business practices in America can lead to devastating consequences.

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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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