What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this three-hanky World War II-era romance has pretty steamy sexual content for a PG-13-rated movie, including very passionate kissing and a fairly graphic lovemaking scene (though only shoulders are shown). A teenage couple agrees to have sex, but then she becomes very flustered and anxious, and an engaged girl has sex with a man who isn't her fiance. Characters drink and smoke; there's also brief battle violence and some poignant deaths. Teens will be watching with rapt attention to pick up clues about what true, passionate love looks like, but this type of sensual story may not be appropriate for the youngest teenagers.
- Families can talk about how the movie depicts love and romance. Is this what a relationship is "supposed" to be like? Why or why not?
- How does the movie treat sex? Parents, talk to your kids about the real-life impact and consequences of sexual activity.
- How do we know who we are meant to be with? Who should we listen to as we think about making that choice?