What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that a subplot involves Lord Longford's investigations into the effects of pornography, and he is shown personally visiting adult bookstores, a peep show with topless dancers, and reading through pornographic magazines. There is rough language in a prison setting, with use of "s--t" and "f--k." A true-life child-killing murder spree is discussed (thankfully, not in gory forensic detail) as the ultimate in ghastly horror, and scenes of the vengeful parents are apparently actual news clips. A key character smokes frequently; it is shown to have dire effects on her health, though. The DVD, originally a movie for British TV, carries a "TV-MA" rating.
- Families can talk about the themes of spirituality and forgiveness. Was Lord Longford wrong for believing that Myra was worthy of clemency? Does he actually bring about a change in her by the end? What about his other work with prisoners, and his assertion that Myra Hindley got unnecessarily harsh treatment mainly because of her gender? You can talk in general terms about taking a moral stand for an unpopular person or cause. Are there more movies or news stories about this that you can think of?