Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that a teen girl attempts suicide. Some moderate expletives, including "f--k," "s--t," "d--k," and "p---y." These rock musicians on the road in the 1970s engage in all the bad behavior you might expect -- drinking, casual sex, drugs -- but the behavior is never glorified and is shown to be self-destructive. The lead character loses his virginity to a trio of bored girls. Brief partial nudity (bare breasts). A few arguments lead to mild brawls among friends.
The lead character loses his virginity to a trio of bored girls. The free-sex lives of musicians on the road is an issue that's shown to lead to emotional stress. Brief partial nudity (bare breasts).
A few arguments lead to mild brawls among friends. A flight becomes so turbulent that all the passengers fear they're going to die.
Frequent strong language, including "f--k," "s--t," "d--k," "p---y," "hell," "goddamn," "oh my God," and more.
The morality of journalism is a key theme. If the charismatic subject seduces the writer, objectivity is compromised and sycophantic puffery results, betraying the reader. Alternatively, the interviewer who feigns friendliness to get a more honest story betrays the subject with an unvarnished exposé. Casual sex is portrayed as exciting but ultimately damaging. Sexism is an issue the film explicitly condemns. Mostly white characters.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The rock musicians engage in drinking alcohol, smoking pot, and taking LSD. Some smoke cigarettes. The behavior is shown to be fun but self-destructive.