What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this tale of redemption offers a lot in the way of scary, tense, and violent scenes. While no one gets critically injured, there's lots of fighting. Some kids may also want to imitate the dangerous things characters do in this film: Dave doesn't wear a bike helmet, use a bicycle headlight at night, or wear reflective clothing; he races in front of cars on a red light. During a bicycle race, a cyclist puts a bike pump in the spokes of Dave's wheel, causing him to crash. Dave races while injured. Several swear words are used, including "s--t," "hell," "t-ts," "goddamn," "bastards," "son of a bitch," and "dammit." Characters also call others "retard," "p---y cop" and "s--thead."
- Families can talk about why Dave felt the need to pretend to be someone he's not. Do you ever feel like doing that? When is that good and when could it be harmful?
- Do you know people who pretend to be someone they aren't?