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- Families can talk about the movie's intense violence. Is this kind of violence meant to thrill, or is it meant to establish a certain kind of mood?
- Why do the characters in this small town seem to drink so much alcohol? How realistic is their behavior while drinking and the consequences that result?
- Why are revenge stories so satisfying? What is gained by revenge? What is lost?
- In theaters: December 6, 2013
- On DVD or streaming: March 10, 2014
- Cast: Casey Affleck, Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson
- Director: Scott Cooper
- Studio: Relativity Media
- Genre: Thriller
- Run time: 116 minutes
- MPAA rating: R
- MPAA explanation: strong violence, language and drug content
- Last updated: September 20, 2019
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