Information for Parents
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+
Tom Hanks' powerful, brutal, and mature story.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has brief strong language, a very scary plane crash, a dead body, and scenes of peril (some bloody). The deprivation and losses may be very upsetting to some kids and teens. Noland considers suicide, and speaks of attempting it, which some people may also find disturbing.
- Families can talk about what is left when we strip away the conventions and conveniences of our society. How do we decide what our priorities are, and what our values are?
- Compare this movie to other desert island sagas, from Lord of the Flies to The Admirable Crichton.
The good stuff
Positive messages: Not an issue
What to watch for
Violence: Extremely scary plane crash, dead body, scenes of peril, some bloody, emotional.
Sexy stuff: Not an issue
Language: Some strong language.
Consumerism: Practically a commercial for Fed Ex.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue