What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Homefront is an action-crime movie about a widowed ex-Interpol agent who takes his young daughter to a small town in Louisiana to start life over. Thanks to a run-in with a bully, he inadvertently becomes involved in a violent, escalating feud with meth dealers and killers. The movie is very violent, with the young girl in peril, and abducted, in several scenes. There's also frequent fighting and/or shooting, with dead bodies and blood. Aside from images of drug labs and discussions about dealing drugs, some characters are shown to be addicts. Teens use meth in one scene. Language is very strong, with frequent use of all variations of "f--k." There's one fairly graphic sex scene, though no nudity is visible. With a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, this one may appeal to teen Expendables fans, though Homefront is not nearly as much fun.
  • Families can talk about the movie's violence. What is the movie's message about self-defense, non-violence, and revenge? Can a movie support an non-violent philosophy while being extremely violent?
  • Does this movie make using meth look appealing? What is appealing or interesting about stories about drug dealers and drug users?
  • How do the characters in this movie deal with bullies? Is there another way, or a better way?
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