I read the reviews here and thought it was mostly the language (which I am fine with) but the references to sex were a little much for my 8 and 11 year old I ended up watching it with.
There are a ton of F-bombs, d**kheads, and a lot of swearing that only Brits would get so if that's your thing you may want to avoid. They don't use the word [email protected]
but "puff" to allude to homosexuality...again Brit slang and it's tossed about a few times as the character's affection for ballet throws his blue collar family for a loop at first. The main character has a friend who wears a dress and puts on lipstick in one scene but that is mostly innocent. There is another seen where he takes the main characters hands and put them in his shirt to warm them up while they are outside and he gives Billy a kiss on the cheek. Bill's says he's not a puff but will keep his secret. It's actually quite innocent. What's not so innocent is Billy's repoire with his dance teachers daughter. They talk about sex in her room and after a pillow fight are left somewhat on top of each other while they stare at each other and she strokes his cheek. The scene is interrupted by her mom but only after this goes on for at least 10 seconds. And when you're watching with kids, that's when it's a little awkward. Later she offers to show Billy her "fanny" which he declines. A lot of the characters smoke if that offends you. Nothing bad about consumerism or drugs or anything but a coal miners strike is going on so feel free to teach your kids about unions ;^)
If you think you're kids are ready for this than go ahead as the film is fabulous and has great lessons like..be who you are...follow your passions....don't let others tell you what you are, etc. I am glad I showed my kids as my 8 year old is a dancer but it's a bit touch and go from the conservative side.
By the way...this was the PG-13 version through Comcast On demand...I know, right