Goodfellas is my favorite film of all time for many different reasons. Every time I watch it I am completely enamored with the story, the pacing, the cinematography, the music, and of course, the acting. The movie chronicles the life of Henry Hill and his rise through the New York mafia with associates Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito. The movie is a wild ride from start to finish and never lets up. Nothing is sugar coated in this movie and the mob life is depicted in all its gritty glory. For parents, I would not recommend this film to anyone under the age of 16. It has many scenes of brutal violence, most of which consist of beatings, a stabbing, and about 4 graphic shootings. Strong language is nearly non-stop with about 300 F words spoken throughout the movie. There are a few scenes of cocaine being snorted and cut up and sold. Most of the main characters drink and smoke constantly. As far as sexual content, it's not too strong in this movie. There are a couple of scenes of passionate kissing and two brief scenes of implied oral sex, although they are easy to miss if you're not paying attention. There are no positive role models. All the main characters are criminals and many kill without remorse. Overall, not for children and I would say it's suitable for ages 16 and up.