Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Focus is a heist flick about Nicky (Will Smith), a master con artist who meets and falls for the beautiful young Jess (Margot Robbie), who wants him to mentor her in the art of scamming people. With superstar Smith and the gorgeous Robbie as the leads, expect even middle schoolers to show an interest, but the content is more appropriate for older teens. There's plenty of strong language ("f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "bitch") and raunchy innuendo, as well as several sex scenes, though they're limited to kissing and shots of bare shoulders, backs, and the sides of breasts (no frontal nudity). The con artists drink frequently, and a couple of times the main characters have to deal with private bodyguards who take their guns out, crash into them, and take them hostage. One character is shot.
Nicky and Jess have sex several times, but the scenes aren't explicit -- lots of kissing, clothes being removed, and bare skin/backs/legs/"side boob," but no frontal nudity. During the scams, women are about to sleep with men when their "angry husbands" walk in, and scare off the marks, who leave their pants (and wallets) behind. Frequent raunchy/explicit innuendo and banter between characters.
Characters are tied up and held at gunpoint. One character is shot. Nicky has to publicly punch a man for the sake of a con. A bodyguard purposely crashes into a car to kidnap the passengers. A woman is hit in the face.
Frequent but not constant strong language: "f--k," "s--t," "s--theel," "f--king," "a--hole," "race skank," "bitch," etc. Lots of raunchy innuendo as well.
Lots of illegal/iffy behavior here, but in the end there's a lesson that love should mean more than money -- and that when it comes to lies, better to make them the "normal" lies that are meant in kindness ("yes you look good in that") than the compulsive kind that you start to believe yourself.
Piaget watches, Apple electronics, car brands including Mercedes.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults drink at dinners, bars, and parties -- mostly wine, mixed drinks, and champagne.