What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Alfie is about a smooth operator who takes pride in using women sexually and then quickly discarding them. There are many, many scenes that are insulting to women and send negative messages about how to treat them. In addition to the messages about women, characters smoke, drink, and make awful decisions when drunk that they later blame on the alcohol. They also cheat on boyfriends and spouses, and one character gets pregnant and considers an abortion. There is some profanity, including one F-word and a few S-words; plus many coarse jokes. Sexual scenes are plentiful, though mostly discreet, though one scene includes a topless woman who walks around in underwear.
- Families can talk about Alfie through time. Have you seen the original Alfie? How have our reactions to womanizing and drinking changed over time, if at all?
- Do you think Alfie is a positive role model? Can someone be a role model if they make mistakes and then learn from them?