What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that You're Next is a much-hyped indie horror movie of the "home invasion" variety, but with a kind of twist. Violence is over the top and bloody, featuring many attacks and killings with various weapons including knives, axes, machetes, wire, and even a blender. There's some female toplessness, and sex is both implied and discussed (once in a rather disgusting, disturbing manner). Language isn't constant but includes more than one use of "f--k." And some social drinking is shown, as well as a character who takes a Vicodin.
- Families can talk about Your Next's gory violence. How much is shown? How over the top is it? Is it effective? Could the movie have gotten away with less?
- Is the movie scary? What makes a good horror movie? What's the appeal of the horror genre in general? Why are these filmmakers such fans?
- Is the main character a role model? What are her strong points? Weak points? Is she someone you'd want to emulate?