What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this based-on-a-true story sports movie aspires to be inspirational, which works half the time. But it also brings up questions about depression and madness, including an onscreen suicide attempt, which may not be answered by the film itself -- and may be tricky for teens to put into context. Other than that, the content is pretty mild.
- Families can talk about how the media creates a hero. What did Obree have to live up to in terms of his fame? How does this portrayal compare to what you've seen in other sports movies? Does it sometimes seem like all famous sports figures have to overcome adversity? Does what happens in their personal life matter, or should significance be placed solely on what they achieve in their field?