Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this indie drama about a faith-healing paraplegic DJ (yes, you read that right) is quite intense, and is likely to overwhelm tweens and younger teens, even those who might be intrigued because it co-stars Orlando Bloom. Expect plenty of heavy (but also possibly thought-provoking) discussions about religion, economic strife, despair, helplessness, and poverty. There's also lots of swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t"), some violence (including scenes where a man burns people's arms), and drinking.
A woman seduces a man by lying on his bed and writhing around.
Lots of yelling and screaming fights. One homeless man beats up another. A man sears another man's arms just to prove a point; another does the same. An important character dies in a very public -- and tragic -- way.
Frequent profanity includes "f--k," "s--t," "damn," and more.
The movie's main message is that salvation comes in many forms -- and though it might not always be welcome or recognized, given time it can prove to be the only way out.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Lots of drinking (mostly beer), and one character seems strung out much of the time.