What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this classic underdog boxing tale includes plenty of boxing violence, plus a secondary character smashes up a room with a baseball bat when angry. This same character drinks heavily. Rocky and his girlfriend move in together.
- Families can talk about the appeal of the underdog character. What other historical or literary characters fit this profile?
- What messages did you take away from the movie about violence? What about love? Perseverance?
- What cinematic techniques amp up the drama of this story?