Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie deals with the civil rights movement and segregation in the American South. While not as violent as actual footage from the movement, there are some scary images including fire bombings and arrests as well as a general undercurrent of fear. There is also racial name-calling and stereotypes.
Kisses, hugs, and cuddling between man and wife. People dance close in a nightclub. A man describes himself as a homosexual.
Scary images of people being arrested, homes firebombed; a woman flashbacks to a man's body hanging from a tree after he is lynched. A man receives threatening phone calls.
Some racial language and a few swear words.
The message of nonviolence, equal rights, and humane treatment for all prevails over discrimination, hatred, and acts of violence.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults are shown smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol.