Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Knight of Cups is a drama by acclaimed filmmaker Terrence Malick. While some of his movies have caught on with critics and audiences, this esoteric, experimental film seems a bit more difficult. And there's plenty of mature content: A main character has several romantic/sexual partners, and there's lots of kissing, some female toplessness (plus naked bottoms), and brief but strong innuendo. A secondary character throws tantrums, smashes stuff, and picks fights; characters also argue. Language includes more than one use of "f--k," plus "a--hole" and "balls." Characters drink alcohol at social gatherings, with some playful images of drunkenness, and rugs are mentioned. Despite its all-star cast (Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, and more), this movie is probably too offbeat and slow for most teens.
The main character has several sexual partners, some implied, some former. Lots of kissing. Playful flirting on a bed. Topless women. Naked bottoms. Women shown in underwear and/or other revealing clothing. Strong innuendo. Scenes in a strip club.
Brothers fight; punches are thrown but don't connect. A man gets angry and attacks a chair with a machete. He later throws a tantrum, throwing and smashing stuff. Armed robbers, pointing guns, threatening. Some arguing. An earthquake. Brief image from Call of Duty video game. A man in the hospital has severely diseased legs; another has mangled limbs.
"F--k" is used more than once, plus "a--hole," "balls."
There's the hope that finding true love will fill an empty void, but that true love requires much wandering and searching.
Brief image of a McDonald's cup.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Scenes of social drinking. Playful drunkenness. References to taking drugs.