Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Battle of the Year is a drama about a hip-hop dance crew (including a cocky dancer played by musician Chris Brown) training to take on the world's best groups in an international competition. Though it lacks originality, it emphasizes teamwork above ego and artistry over showboating. A main character is an alcoholic who's trying to quit. Expect plenty of swearing -- "s--t," "damn," "hell," etc. -- and some sexual innuendo and confrontational behavior, primarily shouting and one fistfight. Several products are shown, especially those from Sony.
Some sexual innuendoes.
A fistfight erupts between two dancers over a girl, but it's over soon. A man has a tense conversation with a colleague regarding his sexual identity. A main character has experienced tragic loss.
Language includes several uses of "s--t," plus "bulls--t," "damn," "t-tties," "ass," "hell," "goddamn, "oh my God," and "a--hole." Also, some scenes of young men giving each other the finger.
Teamwork, above all, prevails. And check your ego at the door.
Labels seen/shown include Braun, Sony (all sorts of products), Puma, Agora, and Air Tahiti.
Drugs / Tobacco /
One main character is dependent on alcohol, and he's shown knocking back a flask morning, noon, and night -- but he's trying to kick the habit and pull himself together.