What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Winter's Tale, based on Mark Helprin's 1983 novel of the same name, deals with heavy themes of love and death, and good vs. evil, and so is best for teens and older who can handle these issues. Expect a few scenes of brutal violence (stabbings and up-close shootings) and some heavy kissing and implied nudity (a woman's naked back and silhouette is seen from afar). Swearing ("goddamn" and "s--t") is used sparingly.
- Families can talk about the message of the movie. Is it a message from a specific time period, or does it transcend generations?
- Peter is a thief, but is he a good man? How does the film answer this question?
- What feels realistic in this movie and what feels more romanticized and melodramatic?
- For those who have read the book upon which the movie is based, how does it compare?