Pause for kids 14 & under
Violent redemption tale has mature themes, profanity.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Loosies is a grown-up romance set in a world of "cops and robbers," in this case, petty crime, larceny, and con artists, with some brutal fights. Characters are punched, kicked, pummeled, and threatened with a knife; a policeman beats up a prisoner. It's also a redemption story, dependent upon the leading character's transformation from amoral loser to valuable human being. A lengthy love scene includes kissing, foreplay, partial nudity, and actual sexual activity in a series of artful shots. There is a mention of the possibility of abortion. Swearing and obscenities are frequent ("s--t," "bastard," "asshole," "knocked up," "slut," among others, and one use of "f--k"). Drinking takes place in bars and at home; some characters smoke.
- Families can talk about why "redemption" movies are so popular. Why is it important to believe that people can change? Have you seen evidence of this in your own life?
- It's often difficult to combine a love story with a mystery or thriller. Do you think this attempt was successful? Why or why not?
- Who do you think is the intended audience of this film?