What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Monuments Men is a fact-based war drama that feels like a cross between Ocean's Eleven and Saving Private Ryan and features some of the same actors. Expect some wartime violence, including some close-range shooting, and scenes with bloody and injured soldiers. Characters smoke frequently and drink occasionally, and there are a few swear words sprinkled throughout the high-stakes action.
- Families can talk about the moral issue that comes up in the movie. Do you think it's worth sacrificing a your life to protect a piece of art? What value does art bring to society and culture?
- What do you think the world would be life if the Monuments Men had failed, and so much irreplaceable art was lost forever?
- What's the tone of the movie? Are we supposed to take the men seriously? What would have made this movie better?