Just want to highlight a few things from the CSM review above which I glossed over and regret now. Pay attention to: 1) "there's also implied unwanted sex, but nothing serious happens." True, but it is still difficult to explain to an 8 year-old what's happening and why the guy isn't accepting No. Several scenes of this including in the school cafeteria ("You know you want it!" -- want what, dad?), the diner and finally in the car (Is he trying to kiss her? What is he doing to her? Why is she laying down in the car?). The peeping Tom bit was also difficult to explain (What's he doing? Why is that boy looking at that girl with his binoculars?). 2) "Strong language includes a couple memorable uses of "s--t," as well as "[email protected]
," "[email protected]
," "a--hole," and a couple of racial slurs (sp00ks)." That should set your alarms off...I didn't pay attention. Additionally, there was good use of "hell," "son of a b1tch" along with frequent uses of "J3sus Chr1st" and "G0ddammit." 3) The scene where Doc is shot by terrorists is pretty intense. There's no blood, but Doc is shot at close range with a machine gun. You see his body being pelted by the bullets and he falls down. Kids don't know that he'll be ok, so it can be very disturbing. Finally, 4) my 8-year old can read pretty well. When Marty returns to 1985 he checks out the signs and billboards around him. The camera shows a XXX adult movie shop advertising something about 'sex orgy' (Dad, what's an or-gee?). All in all, the film made me cringe. Had I watched this with my kids when they're older, I might have had less of an issue with it. In the end, I'm sorry we didn't turn it off and regret letting my kids watch it. Back to the old Disney movies for us!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking