What parents need to know

Parents need to know that a teen girl attempts suicide. Some moderate expletives, but fairly tame given the setting. These rock musicians on the road in the 1970s engage in all the bad behavior you might expect -- drinking, casual sex, drugs -- but the behavior is never glorified and is shown to be self-destructive. The lead character loses his virginity to a trio of bored girls. Brief partial nudity. A few arguments lead to mild brawls among friends.
  • Families can talk about the "rock star" lifestyle, as it's presented here. How accurate do you think the movie is? How do you think real musicians and other celebrities handle sudden fame and fortune? How has media attention to stars changed since the time period presented here?
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