Louder Than Bombs

2016 R 1h 49m DVD

Louder Than Bombs

2016 R 1h 49m DVD
  • Overview
  • Details
Brought together three years after their mother's death for an exhibit honoring her work as a photographer, brothers Conrad and Jonah share their memories of Mom as their father tries to bridge the emotional divide with his sons.
Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert, Amy Ryan, David Strathairn, Devin Druid, Rachel Brosnahan, Ruby Jerins, Megan Ketch
Joachim Trier
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Louder Than Bombs is a drama about a father and two sons dealing with the loss of their dearly departed wife/mother, a world-renowned conflict photographer. The movie features some disturbing images, mostly of war-torn areas and dead human and animal bodies. There's strong language right from the start, including "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," and more. Sexual content includes discussion of masturbation and a couple of love scenes -- one with partial nudity (bare shoulders, a brief glimpse of a woman's bare breasts in bed). Characters -- including teens -- drink (one teen gets very drunk). The story also touches on mature issues like suicide, adultery, and dysfunctional family relationships.

Sexual Content

A couple sleeps together. Adults kiss passionately and are shown in bed together with bare shoulders, backs, and, in one case, a glimpse of bare breasts. A teen boy writes a revealing letter in which he admits he's masturbated seven times in one day. A montage of the "real" things you can see on the Internet includes a blink-and-miss shot of the face of a woman who's presumably having sex. Two different characters commit adultery.


Disturbing war photos show people in war-torn places, dead or dying, or holding weapons. A woman dies in an accident that was actually a suicidal act. A sequence shows dead people and animals.


Strong language includes "f--k," "f--king," "s--t," "a--hole," and "bitch."

Social Behavior

Encourages open, honest communication between family members and shows the hardship faced by those with unique, risk-driven careers as they integrate back into their family lives.


Products/brands seen include iPhone, MacBook, Toyota, Xbox.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Teens drink at a party; one girl gets so drunk that she pees in front of a friend who's escorting her home. Adults drink at parties, meals. One character recalls a dream in which her husband is smoking cigarettes; her husband then pantomimes what the smoking looked like in the dream.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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