Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Friday Night Lights has some tense family scenes with an abusive father. Underage characters drink, and an adult character abuses alcohol. There are sexual references/situations (including passionate making out and some quick glimpses of bare breast) and use of the phrase "getting laid." The football scenes are powerfully staged and very intense; some skirmishes result in bloody injuries, and viewers may almost feel that they're the ones getting tackled. The movie is frank in its treatment of race and class. Expect some strong language ("s--t" and more).
References to "getting laid," making out, implied teen sex, bare back and quick glimpses of bare breast.
Rough football skirmishes with some bloody injuries; a father is abusive to his son.
Language includes "s--t," "hell," "damn," "ass," "goddamn," the "N" word, "Jesus Christ," and "oh my God" (as exclamations).
Themes include competition, hard work, the importance of family, tragedy, triumph, and teamwork. Race and class are also issues. All of these issues are dealt with realistically and insightfully.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Underage drinking; an adult character abuses alcohol.