Pause for kids 17 & under
Sheen's '70s-set comedy is a jumbled, sex-filled mess.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is a trippy, '70s-set comedy that takes place mostly in the mind of a narcissistic womanizer (played by none other than Charlie Sheen). As you might expect from a movie starring Sheen, there's a great deal of substance abuse (drinking, pill popping, etc.), casual sex, objectification of women (partial nudity included), and strong language (many uses of "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," and more).
- Families can talk about the way that sexual relationships are depicted in A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. Is Charles' history with women positive? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships.
- Do you think the movie would have been better or worse with a different actor playing the main character? Is it funny to see Sheen play someone with personality traits that have been associated with him?
- How does the movie portray the 1970s? How would you compare the depiction of the decade with other movies set in that time period?
- Charles Swann is also the name of the titular character in Marcel Proust's Swann's Way. Are you familiar with the book? If you are, what are the similarities between Charles Swann III and Proust's Swann?