Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that there is gunplay -- harmless and bloodless -- and reckless driving in this madcap comedy that makes a hero out of a criminal character. Grownup ingredients include bedroom talk and a montage suggesting nudity in (pre-marital) sex. Some jokes trade lightly on ethnic images and stereotypes, particularly of African Americans and Jews.
A very mild, poetic montage suggesting nudity in (pre-marital) sex. Virgil's wife embarrasses him by talking (non-clinically) about their bedroom issues. Virgil is blackmailed by another woman who knows of his criminal past into a sexual relationship, but nothing is shown. Homosexuality is mentioned.
Pistols and rifle fire, but nobody ever hit or hurt. Some slapstick roughhousing and gags in which characters get bashed, pummeled, exploded, or whipped, just offscreen.
"S--t" is said once.
Most of the characters here are simply drawn or joke stereotypes, some of them using popular clichÃs of African Americans and Jews (but not to an offensive extreme). You wouldn't want kids to imitate Virgil Starkwell (and in a passing but trademark Woody Allen gag, he's described as having been brought up as a "good atheist"), but that's part of the joke. His lawbreaking shows no meanness or sadism, even though he kills a woman blackmailing him.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Brief social drinking.