A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Protagonist has a long history of many abandoned girlfriends, a teenager is seductive to her mother's ex.
Violence & Scariness
A very brief, brutal assault at the end.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual references and brief images (nudity, not activity).
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Mostly "hipster" cursing (some f-words); angry cursing in one brief scene.
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Products & Purchases
Car rentals, car race logos (briefly glimpsed in photos).
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some drinking, smoking, pot-smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the protagonist is a devout bachelor, now middle-aged, who has left behind many women. Characters use curse words (mostly in conversation, and at the end, during a fight), smoke, drink, and use drugs (as well as slang for drugs, especially marijuana). Stereotypical bikers briefly assault Don at the end, leaving him bloodied and unconscious. The film includes sexual imagery (a post-sex morning awakening, an adolescent girl nude [not explicit] and in her underwear) and references (to past relationships). To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Organized into a series of vignettes, Jarmusch's minimalist melodrama doesn't build a narrative so much as it deconstructs the idea of narrative and the sense that a life leads to clear resolution. Don might be indifferent, pained, even remorseful about his serial abandonments, but it remains hard to tell.
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