What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that although Knight and Day is a globetrotting action thriller, it has strong comic/romantic undertones and a cheerful, playful tone that makes the violence seem almost inconsequential. And despite the body count, there's very little blood or gore. Expect plenty of flirting between stars Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise and a little kissing, with some brief talk about sex. There's also some drinking (including one scene in which Diaz's character gets drunk on tequila), and various "spy" drugs are introduced throughout the movie. Neither of the main characters are depicted as strongly positive role models for teens, but that's not what the movie is about, either -- ultimately, it's meant to be a fun adventure for adults and older kids.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. What impact does it have? How does it compare to violence in movies with a more serious tone?
- Is June a strong female role model? At what point does she begin to take action on her own?
- What role does trust play in the story? How does trust affect June and Roy's relationship?