The Aviator Movie Poster
  • Released
  • December 17, 2004
  • PG-13, 2 hr 46 min
  • Drama
  • 2,753 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Aviator is a 2004 biopic in which Leonardo DiCaprio plays Howard Hughes. This movie has some very violent airplane crashes, some causing serious injury. Characters drink, smoke, and use occasional profanity, including "f--k." There are explicit sexual references and situations and some nonsexual nudity. Some audience members may be upset by the scenes involving Hughes' struggles with OCD. In addition to the highs and lows of his career in both aviation and film, Hughes is shown having relationships with different women, as well as with a 15-year-old girl. Overall, the movie shows the complexities and paradoxes of Howard Hughes, and how his high standards that led to his success were rooted in traumas and illness that also led to his unraveling.

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