What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Deadfall is a thriller with some strong violence and sexual situations. Though it's set over the Thanksgiving holiday, it isn't family-friendly entertainment: Many characters are morally ambiguous, and the story deals with troubled family relationships. The main female character has sex twice and is briefly seen topless, and there are some bloody killings/injuries, guns and shootings, stabbings, and severed fingers. Language is strong and includes several uses of "f--k" and "s--t" throughout. There's some background drinking and smoking, and one character is shown to be a mean, intimidating drunk.
- Families can talk about Deadfall's violence. How does its impact compare to what you've seen in other action/thriller movies? Does it seem over-the-top?
- What are the dynamics like in the various families shown in this story? Are any of them problem-free? Do any of them have similar problems?
- What is the brother-sister relationship like between the main characters? What are its strengths and weaknesses? How well do they communicate?
- How does the movie portray sex? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships.