What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has numerous racy moments, including graphic sexual scenes and partial female nudity. Much of the dialogue carries a crass sexual undertone. However, the violence, consisting mostly of sword and dagger battles, is relatively benign for a teenage audience.
- Families can talk about the characters' conflicts between family, duty, and love. They could also discuss the movie's treatment of gender and class.
- How do Viola and Queen Elizabeth both subvert and conform to the limitations of their status as females? What are the privileges and limitations of class and social status?
- How do these issues compare with circumstances today?