What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Throw Momma from the Train, a hit dark comedy from the '80s, has violent and sexual content that makes it inappropriate for younger kids. Characters fantasize about and openly discuss murdering those who have made their lives difficult. There's slapstick physical comedy on the order of a character getting hit in the head with a skillet, hit in the crotch with a cane, and thrown out the back of a moving train. Characters freely discuss sex, and in one scene, two characters start to have sex on a couch, and their moans can be heard. Expect occasional strong language, too, like "f--k" and "s--t."
- Families can talk about "dark comedies." What does that mean? Where does the humor originate?
- How does this movie characterize women? Are there any stereotypes in this movie? Is it ever OK to use stereotypes for humor?
- Who is the audience for this movie? How can you tell?