What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this moving, memorable film is a compelling exploration of life, death, and the enduring power of love. Despite such weighty subjects, older teens -- whose interest may initially be piqued by star Brad Pitt -- will likely find it engrossing, and even touching. Younger viewers, on the other hand, could be overwhelmed by the mature themes. Expect some sexual innuendo and nonexplicit clinches, swearing (including infrequent use of "f--k"), a sequence that includes a bit of bloody violence, and period-accurate smoking and drinking.
- Families can talk about the movie's messages. What is it attempting tosay about life, love and death? Are these messages relatable, even though the basic premise is pure fantasy?
- Do you think this movie could have been made without advanced specialeffects and computer techniques? How is this movie different from otherHollywood films, especially those that rely on more obvious effects?
- What do you think it would be like to grow up with thezest of youth masked by an aged body?