What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this violent thriller about a family (including Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage) terrorized by a quartet of burglars includes lots of fighting, shooting, and blood, as well as threats with a syringe full of some kind of deadly paralyzing drug. There's some sexual innuendo and talk about an extramarital affair. Language is very strong, including multiple uses of "f--k." At various points, characters smoke pot, drink wine, and smoke cigarettes, and a teen prepares to snort cocaine at a party (he rubs some on his gums). One character is a drug dealer.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. Is all of it necessary to the story? Is it thrilling or brutal?
- Kyle attempts to stand up to his attackers by talking to them. Is this a good way to deal with bullies? What other ways can people deal with bullies?
- Is Kyle a good role model? Is he a hero or an antihero? Is he likable?
- How does the movie portray drinking and drug use? Are there realistic consequences?