Robert De Niro stars in this drama, as a respected New York homicide detective who realizes that the prime
suspect in a murder case is his own estranged son. During the investigation, he comes to understand that his failure as father has left
his son bitter and disappointed. Also with Frances McDormand, James Franco, Eliza Dushku and William Forsythe. [1:48]
SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man asks a young woman for sexual favors at a fast food drive-through window. A man climbs into bed with a
woman, they are clothed, they talk and then kiss. A man and woman lie in bed together, presumably after having had sex (he is bare-chested
and she is in a camisole). We hear moaning from an adult theater and see a marquee that reads "peep booth." We see old home movies of
people wearing swimwear while at a beach.
VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man is shot in the head, blood splatters on a window behind him, he's shot again and falls down a ladder
to the floor below (we see blood on his mouth and a pool of blood later under his head). A man is shot several times, he falls to the
floor and we see several bloody holes in his clothing. A man is shot in the arm and blood spurts. A man with a knife lunges at another
man, the man with the knife falls on top of a young man, they struggle and the young man stabs the man in the chest and kills him. We see
a corpse on seaside rocks while police detectives examine it. A young man has a very bloody cut on his arm. A young man fires a gun in the
air trying to taunt police officers and make them shoot him (he calls it "suicide by cop"). A truck drives up to the front of a motel and
a gun is fired from the truck at one of the motel windows. A man holds a gun to the head of a young woman and threatens her and her baby
(we hear the baby whimper). A man threatens another man with a gun, a young man threatens a man with a gun and a man threatens another man
with a knife. A young man is shoved to the ground and handcuffed. A man talks about a baby having been kidnapped and accidentally
suffocating and the kidnapper having been executed. A man talks threateningly to another man and causes him to grimace when he squeezes
him (we don't see where, his arm is off-screen). A man kicks a bathroom door down and a woman in the bathroom screams. A baby screams and
cries when he is taken away by social services. A young woman screams in grief. A man pushes things off a counter top and yells at a man.
A young man breaks into a veterinary office and steals drugs and a gun, and a man breaks a window to get into a building. A young man
looks ill and suffers from drug withdrawal (he shivers). A man has a tattoo on his face.
PROFANITY 10 - 62 F-words and its derivatives, 4 sexual references, 18 scatological terms, 6 anatomical terms, 6 mild
obscenities, 3 religious profanities, 8 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Desperation, drug dealing, drug addiction, abandonment, spousal abuse, executions, infidelity, unwed
mothers, guilt, bitterness, the genetic origins of violence, second chances.
MESSAGE - What you want to do, and what you can do, are two totally different things. We all pay a price for the things we
(Note: People are shown smoking cigarettes, smoking a drug, and drinking alcohol. A man has a bottle wrapped in a brown paper bag,
and so it presumably contains alcohol. We see evidence of drug use.)