What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Of Mice and Men is the 1992 adaptation of the classic John Steinbeck novel. There are some violent scenes: A woman is shown yelling after being attacked and then being accidentally strangled to death; a man is shot point-blank in the back of the head; and an old dog is taken out to be shot and killed, and, although the dog's death isn't shown, the gunshot is heard. Aside from this, there is some mild profanity throughout (including one use of the "N" word), and characters smoke cigarettes. Given the mature themes and content, this film is best for teens, especially those who are also reading the book.
  • Families can talk about whether the movie was true to the book, where it differed, and why.
  • Do movies usually do justice to books? Which do you usually prefer?
  • What would be the challenges in adapting a classic novel into a movie?
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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DRINKING & DRUGS
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