What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has some very violent airplane crashes, some causing serious injury. Characters drink, smoke, and use strong language. There are explicit sexual references and situations and some non-sexual nudity. Some audience members may be upset by the scenes involving Hughes' struggles with mental illness.
- Families can talk about what made Hughes so passionate about his many projects. Why didn't he want people to know he could not hear? Why wouldn't Ava Gardner let him buy anything other than dinner? Families may also want to learn more about obsessive-compulsive disorder. And they may want to consider whether Hughes might have had to get treatment if he had not been surrounded by people who would do whatever he said in order to continue working for him.