• R , 1 hr 40 min
  • Drama
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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Passion is an erotic thriller from director Brian De Palma. There's one murder, with neck-slicing and some spurting blood, as well as some other scenes of simmering violence. But sex is the biggest issue; both female leads are sleeping with the same man, and the sex scenes are fairly strong, with some nudity (breasts). Various women are shown kissing. Language isn't constant but includes a few uses of "f--k," plus "c--t," "bitch," and "s--t." Several brands are shown, including Apple, Panasonic, and Coca-Cola. Characters drink a great deal and are sometimes drunk. One main character smokes cigarettes, and the other pops prescription pills. Although the movie focuses on powerful female executives, they're cruel and manipulative and can't be considered positive role models for teens.
  • Families can talk about how Passion's portrays sex. In this movie, is sex about love or about power? What's the difference? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships.
  • Are Christine and Isabelle strong female characters? Are they interesting? Are they positive role models? Why or why not?
  • Why do you think these characters spend so much time drinking and smoking? What's the appeal? Are there any consequences?
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