Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that I Saw the Light is a biopic about country music legend Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston). The movie covers Williams' frequent drinking; he makes several attempts to quit (a painful detox scene is shown), but it doesn't take. There's also frequent cigarette smoking and a scene of a character on morphine. Williams is shown enjoying the company of many women, even when he's already married. There's an intimate scene of kissing and bedroom play with his wife, and another scene with a topless woman. Language is fairly strong, with multiple uses of "f--k," "s--t," and "bitch." A brief bar fight is shown, as is arguing and a character with awful back pain. In one scene, a character uses a gun to shoot at targets. Like most music biopics, the movie is a warning against the pitfalls of fame and success; it's pretty routine, but it does feature a strong lead performance and great music.
Williams is said to have many sex partners, including affairs while he's married. (He marries twice during the story.) Intimate scene of kissing and foreplay between a married couple. Topless scene.
Brief bar fight. Arguing. Main character with terrible pain. Character shoots targets with a gun.
Uses of "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "son of a bitch," "hell," "damn," and "piss," as well as "Jesus" (as an exclamation).
Like most biopics about musicians, this one warns viewers about the pitfalls of fame -- i.e. the easy access to drugs, alcohol, and women; money problems; losing friends; etc.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Williams drinks frequently and appears to be an alcoholic. He quits several times and seeks treatment (a painful detox sequence is shown) but always starts back up again. Frequent cigarette smoking. Character on morphine.