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(2012) (Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Mild
Music (Inappropriate) Heavy
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Heavy
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme

Drama/Action: A mid-19th century slave joins forces with a German-born bounty hunter to capture or kill criminals, all while trying to track down and buy the freedom of the slave's wife.
It's 1863 and German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (CHRISTOPH WALTZ) is on the trail of finding the murderous Brittle brothers and returning them to justice, dead or alive. The only problem is that he doesn't know what they look like and thus enlists the aid of Django (JAMIE FOXX), a formerly brutalized slave who can identify them. After purchasing Django in a violent fashion, he makes him an offer he can't refuse -- help him find the Brittle brothers and he'll give the slave his freedom.

Django turns out to be quite good at his new profession, and after he and Schultz complete their work on a plantation owned by Spencer Bennett (DON JOHNSON), Schultz proposes they work together as bounty hunter partners through the winter and then head to Mississippi to look for and hopefully buy the freedom of Django's slave wife, Broomhilda (KERRY WASHINGTON).

They were separated long ago, and it's eventually discovered that she's on the grounds of "Candyland," a notorious plantation whose owner, Calvin Candie (LEONARDO DiCAPRIO), is quite active in the brutal sport of mandingo fighting. As they arrive under false pretenses, Schultz and Django try to locate Broomhilda, all while Candie's top house slave, Stephen (SAMUEL L. JACKSON), becomes increasingly suspicious of them and their claims.

Male teens seem the most likely among kids, especially if they're fans of the violent works of director Quentin Tarantino, while fans of anyone in the cast might also be interested.
For strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity.

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