What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie features graphic violence, murder, drug abuse, drug dealing, and sexual situations, including incest and betrayal. Characters use very strong language.
- Families can talk about how people can feel suffocated by doing everything "right." Why was Frank so fascinated by Susan? Why did he put up with Harlan? What did he really think of Jean? Why was it so hard for him to understand what he wanted? What do you think the author was trying to tell us with the names of the characters, like Jean Noble and Susan Ivy and Frank?