Clint Eastwood has been known to make griity, realistic movies that try to entertain rather than teach a message. In Gran Torino, however, he tackles big topics like racism, maturity, and friendship. So, in a way, there are plenty of good moral lessons to go along with all the gritty violence. It's too bad that there was indeed gritty violence, and a TON of language, making this movie an iffy choice for teens 14+. Anyone looking for an entertaining drama with a lesson should tune in though, just make sure to keep the youngsters away.