Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that A Hologram for the King, which is based on Dave Eggers' same-named novel, chronicles the life of a depressed salesman (Tom Hanks) who's trying to stay upbeat enough to make a killing on a sales trip to Saudi Arabia. Alcohol is officially forbidden there, but many overindulge in black-market drinks -- and the salesman pays the price with hangovers. He has one alcohol-fueled sexual encounter (no nudity) but is ultimately unable to perform; in another scene he has sex with another woman who swims topless. Expect to hear the words "s--t" and "a--hole"; one scene implies cocaine use, and there's a bloody beating.
Drunk adults in bathing suits/with shirts off kiss and embrace at a party. A woman takes off her dress (no graphic nudity) and throws herself on a man, but he can't complete the sex act. A woman swims underwater wearing only swimming trunks. A man and woman have sex; passionate kissing is shown. A driver refers to a married man who "has sex with boys."
Several men beat someone; some blood is seen. Men set out to hunt wolves, but none are shot. Armed rebellion is discussed. Alan tries to lance a growth on his back; blood is seen on his sheets.
Even when a situation seems at its worst, there's still a chance it all can improve. So you might as well keep trying.
Starbucks, KFC, and Schwinn bicycles are all mentioned.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Alcohol is against the law in Saudi Arabia, but many adults are shown drinking wine, beer, and liquor to excess. Hangovers. Cigarette smoking. The camera passes through a room in which a man is seen snorting what's presumably cocaine.