Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this arty and heartfelt film about street hustlers contains frequent references to and sometimes scenes of gay male prostitution, though genitals are never on screen (aside from a few brief shots of naked female breasts). The hustlers in the film use drugs (cocaine) and alcohol frequently, and they also steal and lie to each other. There is frequent cursing throughout ("f--k").
Many scenes of prostitution where a sex act between two men is occurring just barely off screen -- sometimes the camera focuses on a face only. A few sex scenes -- a threesome between men and a heterosexual couple -- feature frozen scenes of naked bodies engaged in sex acts (though only female breasts and backsides are shown).
Mike's father hits him several times in a drunken rage. Some mild pushing, fighting. The prostitution scenes verge on dangerous territory, though none are violent.
Frequent cursing throughout, including "f--k."
Rather than a film with a strong message, this is more a meditation on loneliness and abandonment. Each character is seeking love, attachment, and wholeness, which is an elusive goal for everyone.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Hustlers, including the main characters, smoke, drink, and use drugs frequently.