What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie gets a well-deserved R rating for frequent and explicit sexual references. Though intended to be comic, Leon's behavior is foolish, risky, hurtful, and exploitive. It may be an odd sign of progress in race relations that a movie like this can include a comic scene of a potential lynching, but it still may strike some viewers as uncomfortably insensitive to the tragic evidence of past racism.
- Families can talk about the ways that some people use sex to hide from feelings of sorrow or loneliness, and how Julie sees something in Leon that no one else does.