The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
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Sexy Demi Moore heats up this powerfully sensual story of illicit love! In a time when adultery is punishable by death, Hester Prynne (Moore) becomes involved in a risky and scandalous affair with her town's handsome minister (Gary Oldman). But when their secret passion results in a child, Hester is confronted with the town's overwhelming scorn... and is condemned to forever wear the scarlet letter "A" as a public brand of shame! A highly provocative retelling of the classic tale of forbidden love, The Scarlet Letter combines a sizzling story with exciting stars and delivers must-see entertainment!
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: The Scarlet Letter strays far from its classic source material to tell a story that strains for steamy sensuality and leaves the audience red with unintentional laughter.
A very '90s take on a 1660s tale written in 1850, as a picture of early colonial life it's about a...
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Slaughter, sin, and sex in classic-turned-movie misfire.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this historical melodrama has bloody violence -- throat slashings, scalpings, shootings -- plus attempted rape. Brief male and female nudity are shown in a non-sexual context and several sex scenes are non-explicit. Students who watch this movie as a shortcut for reading the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel should wear the scarlet "S" (for slacker), and know that it deviates from the the book a lot.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Release Date:October 13, 1995
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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