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Irrational Man

Irrational Man
Irrational Man
Irrational Man
  • R
  • 1h 35m
  • 2015
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Soon after arriving to teach at a small town college, Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) gets involved with two women, Rita Richards (Parker Posey), a lonely professor who wants him to rescue her from her unhappy marriage; and Jill Pollard (Emma Stone), his best student, who becomes his closest friend. While Jill loves her boyfriend Roy (Jamie Blackley), she finds Abe's tortured, artistic personality and exotic past irresistible. Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger's conversation and when Abe makes a profound choice, he is able to embrace life to the fullest again. But his decision sets off a chain of events that will affect him, Jill and Rita forever.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Irrational Man may prove rewarding for the most ardent Joaquin Phoenix fans or Woody Allen apologists, but all others most likely need not apply.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Woody Allen collegiate/crime drama fun, if not innovative.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Irrational Man has a similar DNA to most Woody Allen films: It's about an older man hobbled by a bleak outlook on life who grows enamored of a sunny, lively younger woman; infatuation, murder, and chaos ensue. Though the subject matter is fairly serious, there's not much actual violence here; a man poisons a stranger and plans another death, someone tries to throw another person down an elevator shaft, and a character messes with a gun at a party. The entanglements are played pretty lightly, too; couples are shown kissing and in bed (though there's no explicit nudity). Expect some swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and more), drinking (one character is an alcoholic), and drug use (weed is offered).

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:July 17, 2015
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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