• Released
  • May 17, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 44 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Erased is a father-daughter thriller that's a little like some of Liam Neeson's recent movies (Taken, Unknown, etc.) but not as good. Violence is the biggest issue, with lots of dead bodies, fighting, shooting, stabbing, and blood. A teen girl is in jeopardy throughout the movie; she's left alone in tense situations, involved in a car crash, kidnapped, and injured (with a bloody forehead). The father-daughter relationship starts off very badly but improves slightly over the course of the movie. Language is the only other issue. It's sparse but includes at least one use of "s--t" (spoken by the teen girl). This routine movie sat on the shelf for a while and was released streaming/on demand before finally premiering in theaters.
  • Families can talk about Erased's violence. Does it seem too over the top? Is there too much violence for the teen character to be exposed to? How does her involvement affect the impact of the violence on viewers?
  • What's the relationship between the father and daughter like? How does it improve? Does it feel like they'll continue to grow closer?
  • Does it seem possible, or likely, that a person's entire identity could be erased? What kinds of questions does that raise about your digital footprint?
  • What would you do if you discovered your father was an ex-CIA man with deadly training? Is he a good role model?
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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