What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this classic drama based on the true story of the reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal has some tense moments, strong language (including "s--t" and "f--k"), smoking, and drinking. Kids may need some historical context in order to understand the story's complex characters and situations, but those who stick with it will take away positive messages about persistence and dedication to the truth.
- Families can talk about why Woodward and Bernstein are the only reporters interested in the story. Why did they insist on two sources before they would publish anything?
- One of the people portrayed in the movie later testified before the Watergate Committee that he had "lost his moral compass." What does that mean? How does something like that happen?
- How has technology changed the way that reporters do research and prepare their stories?