What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Amour is an acclaimed but emotionally harrowing movie -- in French with English subtitles -- about how an elderly couple deals with a sharp decline in health. The title translates to "love," though this title can be taken both literally and ironically. There's one scene of shocking, life-changing violence, as well as some arguing (the argument contains a use of the word "f--k") and a nightmare sequence. There's a story about adultery, and an old woman is glimpsed naked while bathing. Thanks to many awards and strong critical reception, movie nuts will be interested in seeing what this is all about, but despite a PG-13 rating, Amour's mature subject matter is best for older teens and adults.
- Families can talk about Amour's violent turning point. What brought about this violence? Was it done through love or hate? Was it justified?
- Why is the movie called "love"? What are some examples of love in the movie?
- Why is it so difficult to tell or listen to stories about older people getting sick?