What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this indie movie -- part thriller, part drama -- may prove too offbeat and experimental for teens, even though it stars (500) Days of Summer's Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It asks some big questions about family and relationships but doesn't really answer them, and there's not a lot to take away from watching. Expect a fair amount of profanity (including "f--k" and "s--t", a brief sexual interlude with no outright nudity, and some gunfire that results in death (though it's not particularly graphic).
- Families can talk about what theme binds the two storylines together. What are the similarities? Does the film’s structure enhance or detract from the story?
- Do Bobby and Kate seem like a loving couple? Troubled? Both? How realistic is their relationship?
- What feeling does the film end with, and why? What are the little-spoken conflicts that loom over Bobby and Kate?