What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that despite the seedy settings (so evocative that they're almost a character in the story), this is almost a traditional morality play about humility and redemption.
- Families can talk about how the characters in this movie have different ideas about what makes someone a winner or a loser. What are those ideas? How do they fit with others you have heard about, or with your own? What made Eddie different between his two games with Fats? Why didn't Sarah want Eddie to keep playing Findlay? How do Sarah and Bert represent two different parts of Eddie that fight with each other?