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- Families can talk about the movie's violence. What is the movie's message about self-defense, non-violence, and revenge? Can a movie support an non-violent philosophy while being extremely violent?
- Does this movie make using meth look appealing? What is appealing or interesting about stories about drug dealers and drug users?
How do the characters in this movie deal with bullies? Is there another way, or a better way?
- In theaters: November 27, 2013
- On DVD or streaming: March 11, 2014
- Cast: James Franco, Jason Statham, Winona Ryder
- Director: Gary Fleder
- Studio: Open Road Films
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Run time: 100 minutes
- MPAA rating: R
- MPAA explanation: strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality
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