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The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence
The Age of Innocence
The Age of Innocence
  • PG
  • 2h 18m
  • 1993
Certified Fresh87%
Common Sense Media Iconage 11+
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Martin Scorsese, one of the great directors of our time, directs Oscar®-winner Daniel Day-Lewis (1989 Best Actor, My Left Foot), Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder in a brilliant adaptation of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. A ravishing romance about three wealthy New Yorkers caught in a tragic love triangle, the ironically-titled story chronicles the grandeur and hypocrisy of high society in the 1870s. At the center of the film is Newland Archer (Day-Lewis), an upstanding attorney who secretly longs for a more passionate life. Engaged to the lovely but ordinary socialite May Welland (Ryder), Newland resigns himself to a life of quiet complacency. But when May's unconventional cousin returns to New York amid social and sexual scandal, Newland risks everything for a chance at true love. The Age of Innocence is a spellbinding portrait of hidden romance and regret.
© 1993 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh87%
Critics Consensus: Equal measures romantic and wistful, Martin Scorsese's elegant adaptation of The Age of Innocence is a triumphant exercise in both stylistic and thematic restraint.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Book-based Scorsese classic has mature themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence is a 1993 rendition of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1920 novel set in Gilded Age, upper-crust 1870s New York. The wealthiest and most powerful families in New York City mingle in their own social set, marrying each other and doing business together. The son of one of the best of these families is betrothed to the daughter of another such family, with both eager to continue to obey the strict social rules of their class. But when a non-conformist cousin, who had left the fold to marry a European count, returns to New York after a scandal, the man falls passionately for her, causing society to close ranks and maintain the status quo. Affairs are mentioned. Fully-clothed kissing is seen. Adults drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes socially.

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

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 10, 1993
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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