Fictionalized account of the final days of movie star Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline) and his 15-year-old lover (Dakota Fanning). Also with Susan Sarandon, Sean Flynn, Max Casella, Bryan Batt and Patrick St. Esprit. Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. [1:34]
SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man and a teen girl sit on a sofa and he places his arm around her shoulder while they talk; the man leans toward the girl to kiss her and they kiss, he presses her back to lie on the sofa and he unfastens his pants and then thrusts on top of her while moaning and she breathes heavily (no nudity is shown). We hear rhythmic moaning coming from behind a door and then see a man and a teen girl in bed together after having had sex (his bare chest and her shoulders are seen); they talk and she reaches under the sheet suggesting that she would like to have sex again when she says, "I need more practice," and then snuggles on the man's chest. A man and a teen girl kiss after she announces that they will be married (she is now 17).
► A nude man holding a hat in front of his crotch dances for a teen girl and her mother (we see his bare chest, abdomen, legs and part of his buttock when he kicks his leg in the air. A teen girl is shown changing her clothes and we see her wearing a full slip that reveals bare shoulders, upper chest, back and a bit of cleavage. A teen girl is shown wearing a low-cut dress (without much cleavage). A teen girl wears a dance outfit that reveals her stocking covered legs to the hips. Several chorus line dancers are shown wearing short outfits that reveal their bare or stocking covered legs and some reveal cleavage, bare shoulders and bare backs. A man wears swim trunks and we see his bare chest, abdomen, back and legs. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals her cleavage and bare back. We see people in an African setting wearing short clothing that reveals bare chests and legs as they dance and play drums. A man prepares a syringe and injects himself in the upper thigh (we see his bare leg and hip). A teen girl wears a low-cut dress that reveals her bare shoulders and back. The sweaters worn by a teen girl reveal the outline of her breasts and it appears that she might not be wearing a bra.
► A man and a teen girl hug. A man and a teen girl are shown sitting in bed; the man wears a robe that opens to show his bare chest and leg, while the girl's top reveals her bare shoulders and upper chest. A man and a teen girl hug and he rests his head against her chest.
► A man peers through a window at a teen girl walking through a studio lot and sends his assistant to bring her to him in his dressing room; she is shown wearing a dance outfit that reveals her stocking covered legs to the hips. A teen girl and a young man talk and seem to be flirting. Men and women dance together at a party.
► A man tells another man that he knows a place where a man can find very young girls (implying for sex). A teen girl tells her mother that she will be spending most nights in a much older man's room and her mother becomes angry. We hear a reporter saying that a famous actor died in the arms of a much younger girlfriend. A man asks if a young woman is pregnant after she collapses at an airport. A teen girl asks a young man if a man is "like that with all the girls." A woman tells a man that "My baby was a virgin when she met Errol Flynn." A man tells another man that the young woman he is seeing is actually much younger than he probably thinks. A man refers to a teen girl as "the fire of my loins." A woman describes her teen daughter's first encounter with an older man and says that he tore her dress.
VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman who appears to be intoxicated goes to a young man's apartment and yells from the street while throwing rocks at the windows; the young man comes out on the balcony and shoots a BB gun at the woman who yells and cries before leaving. A man goes to another room at a party and we see him lying on the floor later; he is very pale, looks clammy and he takes his last breath as a teen girl screams for help and cries over him. A man is shown to be very sick and we see him in the throws of a fever and he is shaking and sweating; the man says, "I'm dying." A man groans in pain and has difficulty standing up; he is taken to a doctor's home where he seems to feel better.
► A teen girl and her mother argue bitterly in a bar and people stare; the mother then yells at the other patrons and tells them to stop looking at her. A husband and his wife argue about their daughter going to New York with a much older man. A man threatens another man professionally. We hear that a woman loses custody of her daughter and the child ends up in foster care while the woman goes to jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
► Reporters crowd a young woman as she deplanes from a private plane and she collapses (a man carries her to a car). A woman removes her artificial leg and we see a stump below the knee.
► A woman describes a car accident that cost her leg. A man describes finding John Barrymore dead in his home and propped up in a chair "all bloated and bloodless." A man talks about how horrible his mother was to him. A man tells another man that he is going to land in jail for having a relationship with a 16 year old girl and tells him "It's statutory rape." A woman tells a man that she has an artificial leg after an accident. A man says that he was told that "If I didn't give up the drink and the drugs and the wild ways I had 6 months to live." A man says of his teen daughter that "She can't act her way out of a paper bag." A man says that fame is like religion and that it "gives the people idols to worship." We hear that people became sick from dysentery while in Africa.
► A man and a teen girl play sword fight.
PROFANITY 5 - About 2 F-words, 4 anatomical terms, 16 mild obscenities, name-calling (notorious ladies man, crazy, little sprite, liar, out of her mind, hell-cat, peg leg scheming mother, wood nymph, wind up toy, selfish, woodsie, rascal, has beens, walking penis, wannabes, gutter press, corny, goofball, devil incarnate, gold digger), 1 religious exclamation (God Knows What Else). [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - A man prepares a syringe and injects himself in the upper thigh (we see his bare leg and hip). A man drinks alcohol in many scenes throughout the movie, a man mixes a martini and drinks it, a man holds a beer at home and drinks from the bottle, a man and a teen girl drink champagne, a woman pours a drink for herself and a man, a man tells a woman that "vodka is my poison of choice," a man and a woman drink in a hotel suite, a man pours a drink for himself and a woman and they toast, people drink and smoke cigarettes are a party, a man holds a glass with a caramel colored liquid in it while acting on stage and he drinks (not sure if it's alcohol), a man drinks from a flask, a man prepares a drink for another man who drinks it and smokes a cigarette, a man is told that people say that he drinks too much, a man drinks martinis and smokes a cigarette.
► A teen girl smokes cigarettes in many scenes throughout the move, a man smokes cigarettes in many scenes throughout the movie, a man smokes a cigar, a man smokes a cigarette and offers one to a teen girl (she declines), several young women are shown smoking cigarettes back stage, a man smokes in a screening room, a man and a teen girl share a cigarette in bed after having had sex..
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Hollywood, Errol Flynn, hiding one's age, sexual relationships between older men and teenage girls, success, curiosity, fate, jealousy, statutory rape,
MESSAGE - Chasing fame can lead to disappointment and heartbreak.