This evocative film explores the relationship between two of the 20th century's most notable Spanish artists: poet Federico García Lorca and surrealist Salvador Dalí. Along with filmmaker Luis Buñuel, they take the country by storm.
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- Paul Morrison
RSexual content, language and a brief disturbing image
English SDHClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; cast and director interviews; behind-the-scenes featurette.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that even though this drama stars Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson, it's a mature film for mature audiences. It deals with sexual exploration and suppressed homosexual behavior in a restrictive society, and scenes depict intercourse, homosexual awakening, full nudity, bare breasts, and masturbation. There's also strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), references to bodily functions, and sexual slurs directed at homosexuals. Several violent scenes show death by firing squad, the beating of a gay man, authentic wartime footage with dead bodies, and a graphic, close-up shot of an eye being sliced.
- Sexual Content
- Scenes include male frontal nudity, many images of bare breasts and buttocks, passionate heterosexual and homosexual lovemaking, intercourse, masturbation, and a short simulated sex scene between puppets.
- During a tense sequence, a firing squad shoots three men. One scene shows a young homosexual man being severely beaten. Newsreel war footage includes images of dead bodies on the ground. The most disturbing image is a close-up depicting the slicing of a human eye. There's a bare knuckle fight with no serious injuries.
- Includes several forms of "f--k," as well as "piss," "s--t," "bastard," and "faggot."
- Social Behavior
- Central characters struggle for artistic, social, and sexual freedom in a rigid society. In the case of Federico Garcia Lorca, ideals and human values are sacred, and for this he pays the ultimate price. Homosexuals are treated with disgust and violence in some instances; with compassion and understanding in others. Friendship and loyalty are recognized as qualities to be treasured.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Cigarette smoking is seen continuously, which is accurate for the 1920s setting. Many scenes with young people drinking alcohol, including some excessive drinking and drunkenness.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it