Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the action comedy Keanu marks the big-screen debut of TV comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Even though the plot centers around a cute kitten, the content is frequently over the top and not for younger audiences. Strong, frequent violence includes guns and shooting, blood spurts, dead bodies, car chases, fighting, and more. Scenes set inside a strip club include topless women, and there are other sexual references, too. Several characters are drug dealers, and the main characters use drugs and drink alcohol on more than one occasion. Language is very strong, with multiple uses of "f--k," "s--t," the "N" word, "bitch," "ass," and more. All of that said, the movie does challenge racial and cultural stereotypes, and it sends messages about not judging others and being true to yourself.
Topless women in a strip club. Married couple talks about having sex. Reference to sexually transmitted disease. Flirting, brief kissing.
Frequent action violence, with an underlying comic tone. Guns and shooting, blood spurts, dead bodies. Knives. Fighting, with characters smashed into tables. Car chase, with crashes; cars run people over. Characters wear necklaces made of human fingers. Samurai sword.
Very strong language includes "f--k," "motherf----r," the "N" word," "s--t," "ass," "bitch," "balls," "d--k," and more.
Amid the over-the-top content is the message that you shouldn't judge people based on their looks or demeanor; those who look "bad" can actually be good. Also, be true to yourself, rather than trying to please those around you. And racial and cultural stereotypes are challenged.
Drugs / Tobacco /
One of the main characters is a regular pot smoker. Several supporting characters are drug dealers. A new drug called "Holy S--t" is introduced, and some characters try it. (It looks like crystal meth.) Drug manufacturing sites are shown. Smoking.