Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this animated fighter pilot-themed movie from renowned Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki is packed with cartoonish violence including WWI-era airplane battles and machine gun fights. Characters smoke and drink and there is some romance and references to womanizing threaded through the plot. Underneath the deceptively simple story is a complex exploration of the ravages of war on those who fight.
One female character is a sultry nightclub singer and there is some romantic attraction between her and some male characters.
There are lots of cartoonish airplane dogfights in this film, as well as machine gun fights, grenades, and explosions. There is also a lengthy fist fight between two of the main characters.
A few occasions of "hell" and "damn."
Challenges the traditional ideas of war heroism. Warfare is portrayed in an unglamorous, complex manner.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Porco Rosso is seen drinking wine, and often has a cigar in his mouth. There are also bar scenes where characters drink and smoke.