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Comedy/Fantasy. In 1987, a teenage boy (Mason McNulty) receives a VHS camera for Christmas and starts recording home videos over a tape of his parents' wedding and the contents start to merge with reality.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of sexually suggestive language in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun and hand-to-hand violence - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of frightening scenes - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use; infrequent references to illegal substances - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Creativity and self-expression
  • Technology and phenomena
  • Nostalgia

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language

Classification date

January 29, 2020