What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is a disturbing chronicle of psychopath. It has graphic violence and unnerving suspense. The voiceover narration of the main character is filled with obscenities and racial slurs. A young teen prostitute is a central character, and she has affection for her pimp, which is made clear. The final shootout scene is bloody and shocking, and it's followed by a somewhat confounding epilogue where the police praise main character's violent actions.
- Families can talk about the main character's motivations. Are there any clues given to the roots of his violent tendencies? Were his final very violent actions justified given his motive to "save" Iris? What do you think the filmmakers were trying to say about the media's influence on people's behavior? Do you think the media have an affect on yours?