What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film adaptation of an Elmore Leonard book is racy and full of violence. Almost every character in the film pulls a gun or is shot at least once in the film. People steal cars, shoot people, do drugs, and even undermine criminal investigations. Add to that some really salty language and some sultry stripping (down to underwear) by Clooney and Lopez, and you have a fairly adult feature.
- Families can talk about why films like this are such fun. Does the violence make it fun, or are there other parts that are appealing? If they took the violence out, would the film still work? What about the role of music and editing in this film -- how do you think this manipulates the tone? How does this movie compare to the Ocean's 11 series by the same director? Why is this movie better for older viewers than the Ocean's movies?