Amadeus (Director's Cut) | Full Movie
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From the vantage point of an insane asylum, aged composer Salieri recalls the events of three decades earlier, when the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart first gains favor in the court of Austria's Emperor Joseph II. Salieri rues the fact that his own music never rises above mediocrity, and he remains permanently incensed that God would bless so vulgar and obnoxious a young whippersnapper as Mozart with divine genius. Why is Salieri--so disciplined, so devoted to his art, and so willing to toady to his superiors--not touched by God? Unable to match Mozart's talent, Salieri uses his influence in court to sabotage the young upstart's career. Disguising himself as a mysterious benefactor, Salieri commissions the grueling "Requiem," which eventually costs Mozart his health, wealth, and life.
Amadeus Director's Cut © 2001, Supplementary Material Compilation © 2009 The Saul Zaentz Company. The Saul Zaentz Company. Package Design © 2009 The Saul Zaentz Company and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
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Common Sense Says
Lavish, award-winning film with mature themes.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Amadeus is a 1984 movie based on a play. The film includes an attempted suicide, disturbing images of mentally ill men kept chained and naked in a sanitarium, and some sexual hanky-panky, but there's little else of concern for teenage viewers. Mozart has his wife-to-be translate when he says backward phrases such as "eat my s--t" and "kiss my ass." Words like "damn," "hell," and "s--twit" also are used. Mozart is frequently shown to be drunk, working or running around town with a bottle of wine close at hand. Parents also should know that there's no real evidence to back up this movie's plot.
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- Genre:Drama, Classics, Biopic, Period Piece, Epic
- Release Date:April 5, 2002
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD