Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie, while brilliant, is absolutely not appropriate for kids. Characters are shot and killed graphically, and one person is fed into a wood chipper. Characters also engage in sex with prostitutes and the sex is shown on screen, though not graphically. Jerry, the main character around whom the whole plot unravels, is a despicable example of a human being. He's a desperate, bumbling father who lies to everyone about money, is engaged in various frauds to cover debts, hires hit men to kidnap his wife for the ransom money, and lies to his son.
Two characters are seen having sex with hookers.
Carl is shot in the face, a man is fed to a wood chipper, three others are shot at point-blank range.
The f-word is said within six minutes of the opening, and even kids use it.
Jerry lies to his family about money problems, commits fraud, and hires some crooks to kidnap his wife for ransom money.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Carl and Gaear talk about getting shots of liquor and are seen drinking at bars often. Gaear chain-smokes through the movie.