Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Frontera is a drama that revolves around an unsolved death on the U.S./Mexico border. There's some language ("goddamn," "tits," "d--k"), and teens can be seen using guns irresponsibly. A violent sexual assault is brief but disturbing. The film doesn't have much dialogue, and about half is in Spanish (subtitled in English). Kids probably won't be flocking to Frontera; it's a heavy drama with a lot of challenging issues. But that might be the very reason to have your mature teens watch it, as it attempts to portray a realistic vision of America's border problems.
In one scene, a group of immigrants is forced to strip to their underwear in an attempt to control and disorient them.
A woman is killed in the first few minutes as the indirect result of a gunshot. There's also a scene in which a character is violently raped; her pants are pulled down, and it's very clear what her attacker is doing before the scene cuts out. Teenagers are shown using guns irresponsibly.
Teens call each other "f----rs" and mention shooting "the tits off a fly." Other characters say "goddamn." Also "d--k."
Forgiveness and honesty are both explored extensively through the characters' experiences.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adult characters drink beer.