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"THE COMPANY YOU KEEP"
(2013) (Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

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


QUICK TAKE:
Drama/Thriller: A former activist, wanted for murder, goes on the run after a journalist uncovers his true identity.
PLOT:
Jim Grant (ROBERT REDFORD) has been on the run and living under an alias for more than 40 years. In his younger days, he was an activist with the Weather Underground movement, an organization that sometimes used violence to get its point across about Vietnam, government interference in our private lives, and more. He and his colleagues, chiefly Sharon Solarz (SUSAN SARANDON) and Mimi Lurie (JULIE CHRISTIE), carried out non-fatal bombings of various U.S. landmarks. But a bank robbery that resulted in the shooting death of one security guard forced them all to go into hiding.

Flash forward to today and Sharon decides to turn herself in. Before she can do so, the FBI arrests her after wiretapping former activist Billy Cusimano (STEPHEN ROOT). Young journalist Ben Shepard (SHIA LaBEOUF) acts on a tip and, with the encouragement of his editor Ray (STANLEY TUCCI), ends up stumbling across Jim. Grant has been working as a lawyer in Albany and caring for his 12-year-old daughter Isabel (JACKIE EVANCHO).

Jim immediately goes on the run, enlisting his brother Daniel (CHRIS COOPER) to care for Isabel, and calling on a network of former contacts and activists -- lumberyard owner Donal Fitzgerald (NICK NOLTE), Mimi's current partner Mac McLeod (SAM ELLIOTT), college professor Jed Lewis (RICHARD JENKINS), and veteran cop Henry Osborne (BRENDAN GLEESON) -- to help him track down Mimi and possibly clear his name. All the while, FBI agents Cornelius (TERRENCE HOWARD) and Diana (ANNA KENDRICK) are hot on his trail.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens interested in recent history may have some interest, especially if they're fans of Shia LaBeouf of "Transformers" and "Indiana Jones" as one of the leads.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language.


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