Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Beasts of the Southern Wild is a heart-wrenching fable that's so unique that it's hard to classify. It's a drama about an alcoholic father who means well but has few tools to convey his love to his spitfire 6-year-old daughter. It's a celebration of quirky friendships and the power of the imagination. It's an indictment of the deep divide that separates the rich and the poor. And much more. Expect some swearing; kids and adults both say the word "p---y." There's also lots of drinking, brutal depictions of abject poverty, an adult striking a child, and discussion about the death of a parent.
A father discusses the night of his child's conception (but not in a lewd way). Kids dance in a brothel.
A character slaps his child once to discipline her, and she hits him back; he also taunts her to toughen her up. A child starts a fire. Three men blow up a dam.
A couple of uses of "s--t" and "p---y," plus "ass," "damn," "hell," "crap," and "goddamn."
Steely resolve and courage can see you through the toughest of times, but you still need the love and warmth of family.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Lots of drinking, including off-label hooch, beer, wine, vodka, and other hard liquor. A man shares his liquor with his very young daughter.