What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that LUV is a gritty drama that follows a young boy who spends the day tagging along with his fresh-out-of-prison uncle, who's at risk of being pulled back into the underworld. The boy is exposed to several violent encounters with drug dealers and is repeatedly threatened at gunpoint, all of which can be very distressing to watch. Expect plenty of additional violence and rough language (including "f--k" and the "N" word), as well as some drinking and drug content/references.
- Families can talk about how LUV depicts Woody and Vincent's day. Do their experiences and the people they meet seem realistic? Do you think things like this happen in real life?
- What is Vincent trying to teach Woody during the film? Do you think these are appropriate lessons for a young boy?
- Talk about Vincent's choices. Why do you think he went to prison, and what is he trying to accomplish now?