Cautions: brief strong language, some intensity, and brief mild immodesty and mild sensuality
Woman in Gold was Nazi plunder, a portrait worth millions of dollars stolen from Maria Altmann’s home in Austria. Maria was placed under house arrest, escaped to America, and now, in 1999, she wants her property back—property the government of Austria is claiming no longer belongs to her. For Austria, the fight is over a national treasure. For Maria, it’s a fight for a portrait of her aunt. And for Randy, a struggling lawyer with Austrian heritage, the case that was about money is becoming a fight for justice.
2015 | Simon Curtis | 109 min Watch Trailer
Brief Strong Language
for G-d’s sake
Flashbacks to the Nazi takeover of Vienna are grim, with a couple of intense scenes of escape attempts, including some shooting.
Brief Mild Immodesty and Mild Sensuality
In a couple of brief scenes, a woman wears a somewhat wide and low neckline, revealing some cleavage.
A woman is seen in pajama shorts in a non-sensual context.
In one scene, Maria and Randy each ask the other, “How do I look?” and the other replies, “Sexy and victorious.” Nothing is made of this.
A married couple are seen in bed in a non-sensual context, but with their arms around each other.
Woman in Gold is based on a true story and is accurate in the major points, although a few points have been slightly altered.
Randy makes decisions that put his family’s financial situation in jeopardy. Initially his wife is upset, saying, “We’re supposed to make these decisions together. Isn’t that the point?” He sincerely apologizes. Later on, his wife ends up being very supportive of him, regardless of their financial situation.
Randy is said to be deep in debt, and goes deeper in debt for the sake of the case.
The main characters are ethnic Jews. Nothing is said or implied about their religious persuasion.
Characters drink alcohol, though never to excess.
A man says about his father that he “looked up to him, worshipped him.”
Maria says she will “never forgive” Austria for preventing her from living there.
Freud is briefly referenced as a guest of Maria’s parents.
James Bond as played by Sean Connery is referenced.
The children’s book “Struwwelpeter” is referenced.
A graveside service is seen. Maria briefly addresses the deceased.
One of the judges in the case is a woman, and Maria says, “I always thought there should be more women judges.”
“Good luck” is said twice.