What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Anna is an indie psychological thriller set in a near future where trained people can investigate others' memories to see whether they're telling the truth. The Inception-meets-Minority Report story includes one scene in which a man looks at nude photos of young women that someone else has downloaded on his computer. Other than that, the violence (a couple of scenes, including a suicide aftermath, are bloody but not graphic), language (occasional "s--t," one "f--king," "a--hole"), and sexual innuendo (one brief sex scene, references to an inappropriate student-teacher liaison) are on par with most teen-targeted thrillers. Still, given the mind-bending, often unreliable depiction of events, Anna is best saved for mature teens and adults.
  • Families can talk about Anna's violence. How did it affect you? Was it disturbing? Did the fact that it takes place in a memory give it more or less impact?
  • Do you agree that memories can be false or almost wishful thinking? Why do you think people alter their memories?
  • Was it necessary to show the nudity in the scene that includes it? If the nude photos hadn't been shown, do you think the movie would be appropriate for slightly younger teens? Why or why not?
  • What are some other movies that play with memories or dreams? How does this one compare?
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