Life of a King
After serving an 18-year prison sentence, Eugene Brown resolves to remake his life and gets a job as detention monitor at a local high school. In an effort to raise the goals of the malcontents he deals with, Eugene founds the Big Chair Chess Club.
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- Jake Goldberger
PG-13Thematic elements, some drug content and brief violent images - all involving teens
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Life of a King is based on the true story of Eugene Brown, an ex con who leaves prison and becomes an unlikely chess teacher to inner-city kids. There's some drug-related gun violence in the movie that leaves one teen shot and killed; a man beats up his girlfriend and her teenage son. Language includes "damn," "dumbass," "ass," "what the hell," and more. The movies feature inspiring messages about changing your life, learning a new skill, and making a plan for a better future.
- Sexual Content
- A few of the teens flirt and act interested in each other.
- A teenager is shot and killed in a drug deal gone bad. High schoolers threaten each other and even teachers. Teenagers obtain guns and hold them for their illegal dealings. A woman's boyfriend beats up her teenage son, and it's implied he beats her as well.
- Insults and language includes "dumbass," "dumb," "what the hell," "damn," "loser," and "idiot."
- Social Behavior
- Wonderful messages about how chess can change your life and help you use skills that can help you become more disciplined, focused, and strategic. The movie also stresses how lower-income students must be given opportunities to find skills and talents.
- Crown Victoria and Escalade.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A mother is a drug addict and a drunk. Teen guys deal drugs.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it