Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Warning: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo contains smoking

Our book club read and enjoyed this book. I thought it would make a good film and have been watching for it. Released a few months ago, the reviews for this Swedish work are generally good - 87% on Rotten Tomatoes. Turns out it's scheduled for video release soon so we can order it from Net Flix. I was surprised at the rating information from the Washington Post review.  "'Smoking"?  I've never seen that warning for a movie before and it's listed right after rape!

It's probably not a bad warning for a movie intended for a younger audience. But this one? 


** Unrated. At area theaters. Contains obscenity, violence, grisly crime scene photos, nudity, sex, rape and smoking, all in large quantities. In Swedish with English subtitles. 152 minutes.


  1. that's too weird about the smoking rating. But I'm all for it. There's entirely too much smoking in movies. and some of those actors make it look so enticing - sometimes it makes me want to light up myself (and I've never smoked)!!
    That actress in the photo is exactly how I pictured the character to look.

  2. The smoking in film does that to me too. Whenever I watch Mad Men I feel like lighting up.