Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Life of a King is based on the true story of Eugene Brown, an ex con who leaves prison and becomes an unlikely chess teacher to inner-city kids. There's some drug-related gun violence in the movie that leaves one teen shot and killed; a man beats up his girlfriend and her teenage son. Language includes "damn," "dumbass," "ass," "what the hell," and more. The movies feature inspiring messages about changing your life, learning a new skill, and making a plan for a better future.
A few of the teens flirt and act interested in each other.
A teenager is shot and killed in a drug deal gone bad. High schoolers threaten each other and even teachers. Teenagers obtain guns and hold them for their illegal dealings. A woman's boyfriend beats up her teenage son, and it's implied he beats her as well.
Insults and language includes "dumbass," "dumb," "what the hell," "damn," "loser," and "idiot."
Wonderful messages about how chess can change your life and help you use skills that can help you become more disciplined, focused, and strategic. The movie also stresses how lower-income students must be given opportunities to find skills and talents.
Crown Victoria and Escalade.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A mother is a drug addict and a drunk. Teen guys deal drugs.