Box art for Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle

comedy, drama, romance

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in an enchanting romance about a widower whose son convinces him to find new love and the woman who answers his call.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 11
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
0 out of 5

A fairy tale that even teens can enjoy.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that even teenagers used to edgier fare will fall for this romantic fairytale. Still, parents should know that the main characters are a widower and his young son; the mother's death echoes throughout the movie. There is some mild sexual content and profanity, as well.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how Jessica and Jonah mean well, but hide the truth from their parents when conspiring to get Jonah to New Your City in their attempt to get Annie and Sam together. Was what they did right? How could they have handled this and still been truthful with their parents? Families can also compare this movie to An Affair to Remember.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Classic rom-com.

- Raajay, Tuesday, February 11, 2014

3 stars

Classic rom-com.

- Raajay, Tuesday, February 11, 2014

5 stars

One of my absolute favorite Tom Hanks movies.. It's just so sweet & romantic & I love it :) A much watch :)

- movieguru12, Friday, July 2, 2010