Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie -- which is based on the landmark play by Lorraine Hansberry -- deals with racism in a very honest, often painful way. Mature topics and themes include abortion and poverty; one African-American character demeans himself by playing into white stereotypes of African-Americans and uses the "N" word, but it's understandable within the context of the story. The central family members don't always agree, but in the end they're all working for a better life. Aside from the complex subject matter, the movie has very little iffy content, making it an excellent choice for watching with older tweens and teens.
In one scene, Walter tries to stroke his wife's breast during an intimate moment.
Family members don't always agree, but they don't get violent.
Walter says the "N" word once.
Deals with overcoming obstacles of racism in a very honest, often painful way. Other issues include stereotypes, poverty, and the possibility of abortion; all are dealt with in a thoughtful, realistic way.
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