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"ANNA KARENINA"
(2012) (Keira Knightley, Jude Law) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Heavy
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A married 19th century socialite must contend with the ramifications of her cheating on her husband with a young soldier.
PLOT:
It's 1874 and Anna Karenina (KEIRA KNIGHTLEY) is a young aristocratic socialite married to government worker Alexei (JUDE LAW) and mother to their young son. She's now heading from her palatial home in Saint Petersburg to visit her brother, Stepan Oblonsky (MATTHEW MacFADYEN), at his home in Moscow. He's recently cheated on his wife, Dolly (KELLY MacDONALD), with their governess, and Anna is hoping to smooth things over, all while Stepan enjoys a visit by his landowner friend, Constantine Levin (DOMHNALL GLEESON).

He's hoping to propose to Princess Katerina, a.k.a. Kitty (ALICIA VIKANDER), an 18-year-old socialite who's having her first public coming out at a grand ball. But she's more interested in Count Vronsky (AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON), a young handsome soldier, and thus Constantine returns home where he spends time with his brother, Nikolai (DAVID WILMOT).

Unfortunately for Kitty, Vronsky has set his eyes on Anna and vice-versa, and he follows her back to her home. She's torn about what to do, but eventually gives in to her desires. From that point on, she must contend with the personal and social ramifications of her adultery.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into costume dramas and/or are fans of the original work and/or anyone in the cast, they might. If not, it's highly unlikely.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For some sexuality and violence.


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