Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this is a moody portrayal of a deaf boy named Frankie. Issues of abuse and domestic violence are touched upon here. There are sad moments and moments of surprising devotion. There's some profanity, including two uses of the f-word, as well as drinking and smoking. The movie could be too emotionally intense for sensitive kids, so parents might want to prescreen.
Kissing among adults, some bawdy language.
There's mention of the abuse Frankie's dad imposed on his family. The abuse resulted in Frankie's hearing loss.
"Jesus Christ," "bitch,"" f--k," (used twice), "hell."
Frankie is surrounded by people who care about him. He does not talk, but is able to communicate with the people who take the time to listen to him. His mother loves him to the extent that she will lie to protect him from his violent past.
Drugs / Tobacco /
European rules for smoking and drinking -- it's pretty much a fact of life. Grandma asks Frankie to get cigarettes for her at the pub. He tries to buy them, but is not allowed to purchase them. Adults get tipsy and act silly, but not inappropriate, per se.