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"DARKEST HOUR"
(2017) (Gary Oldman, Lily James) (PG-13)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

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


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: The Prime Minister of England must contend with the growing threat facing his country -- and the debate about how to proceed -- as German's invasion of Europe heads their way.
PLOT:
It's 1940 and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain (RONALD PICKUP) has lost the confidence of much of the government, especially in light of Hitler blitzkrieging his way through Western Europe. While Chamberlain's allies would like Viscount Halifax (STEPHEN DILLANE) to take the spot -- especially with confidence from close friend King George VI (BEN MENDELSOHN) -- that politician isn't interested in the job. All of which means the most likely choice -- as he'd be the only man accepted by the opposition party -- falls to Winston Churchill (GARY OLDMAN) despite those in his own party not particularly liking him due to his checkered past, including the British defeat at Gallipoli years before.

Nonetheless, and needing new blood in the seat, King George makes the offer and Winston becomes the country's newest Prime Minister, both to the joy and worry of his wife, Clementine Churchill (KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS), who's had to play second fiddle, along with their kids, to his public service career. With a new secretary, Elizabeth Layton (LILY JAMES), at his beck and call, Winston immediately steps into action, focusing on what to do regarding Hitler and other ally countries falling to Germany.

While dealing with others such as Halifax and Chamberlain who want peace rather than war, Winston tries to come up with a winning solution, all while contending with having several hundred thousand British soldiers cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk with things not looking good for them or Britain in general.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
It's not likely unless they're fans of history-based movies and/or someone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For some thematic material.


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