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A beauty contest winner is forced to work for a crime boss after she witnesses a murder. Remake of the 2011 film.
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Common Sense Says
Female-driven crime action has violence, swearing, drugs.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Miss Bala is an action/crime movie wrapped around a female empowerment story. Based on the 2011 Mexican hit film, it centers on Gloria (Gina Rodriguez), a smart, courageous Mexican American woman who must work for a cartel boss to find her missing friend. While there's little blood, violence is still prevalent: Expect lots of gun battles, an execution-style murder, gun/knife use, a car bombing, and more. The film also presents a sexual culture that dehumanizes women (which the film clearly frowns upon), and there's unwanted groping and sex. Strong language includes rare uses of "f--k," plus "s--t," "bitches," and cursing in Mexican Spanish; characters also drink and use drugs. Aislynn Derbez and Anthony Mackie co-star.
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- Genre:Action, Drama, Thriller
- Release Date:January 31, 2019
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:No
If purchased in:4K
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