What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this iconic love story, with its heroic characters, rousing message, and beautiful black-and-white production values should appeal to teens, as well as adults. Younger viewers will get more out of the film with some historical context. There are two sequences during which characters are shot and killed. Police are seen rounding up frightened citizens and refugees. Characters drink (sometimes to excess) and smoke throughout.
- Families can talk about what makes a movie stand the test of time. Is it the characters? The themes of good and evil? The unforgettable dialogue? Which contemporary movies do you think will last?