What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that All Is Bright focuses on the relationship between an ex-con newly paroled from prison (Paul Giamatti) and his former partner (Paul Rudd), who has taken up with Dennis' wife during the former's long time behind bars. There's plenty of tension between them, but they also need to cooperate to complete a job. Expect frequent swearing (including "f--k," "s--t," and more), brief nudity when a woman changes her clothes (seen from far away, through a window), and a few violent scenes (a man is beaten up and left bloodied), as well as occasional drinking and a few characters who smoke cigarettes.
- Families can talk about All Is Bright's messages. Is the movie about friendship? Forgiveness? Who do you think it's most intended to appeal to? How can you tell?
- What ties Dennis and Rene together? Are they friends?
- What do you think about Dennis' relationship with his wife and daughter? Why did his wife start seeing another guy?