What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this spoof on Hitchcock movies contains some adult themes, such as mental illness, bondage, and some violence (a fall from a great height and a gunshot wound). But since it's a spoof, the real Hitchcockian suspense and tension is replaced with silliness.
- Families can talk about fears and phobias. Dr. Thordyke is even afraid to ride an elevator. How does he manage his phobia? Do you have any phobias? How do you cope with them?
- Comedies like this one can touch on some adult themes that might be over younger viewers' heads. Here are some tips about how to talk with kids about the adult content that they see in movies and television.
- This movie is a spoof -- a parody of ten of Alfred Hitchcock's movies. Sometimes parodies make fun of things that some people think are too serious to be made fun of, like mental illness. Where do you think the line should be drawn?