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The Color of Money Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 14+

A gamble that teens will get this adult's movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Eddie and Vincent make a living off of lying and manipulating for money, and Carmen manipulates by using her body. Eddie also threatens to beat up Carmen. Money is more important than everything else, despite the fact that Eddie seems to be mentoring Vincent. There is some strong language, smoking, and drinking.

  • Families can talk about whether manipulating for money is ever a good idea. If you have a talent, should you exploit it or simply try to be the best you can be? Is it true, as Eddie says, that "the best is the guy with the most"? What are your values and how would you handle someone offering to make you rich?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Characters lie and manipulate for money, and the film's central question is whether money really is all that matters.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Eddie threatens to beat up Carmen, some men beat Vincent when he can't pay for losing games.

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    Sex: One view of Carmen nearly naked, couples are often seen in bed together, but nothing graphic.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters smoke and drink.