What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that All Is Lost is a lost-at-sea survival movie with only one actor (Robert Redford) and barely any dialogue. It has one pointed use of the word "f--k," which, in addition to the intensity of the main character's peril throughout the movie, is the main concern for parents. We see a bloody head wound, which the character treats and bandages himself, and we see the character drinking what looks like whisky in an early scene.
- Families can talk about the movie's intensity and level of violence. What is the tone of this movie? Is it thrilling or disturbing? What does it show and not show?
- How is this movie different from other kinds of movies about men struggling against the odds? What is different or similar about it?
- How does an actor act without dialogue? What kinds of things does Robert Redford do onscreen to convince you that he's playing a character?