Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this formulaic but uplifting family sports drama -- which is based on the true story of football player Michael Oher -- centers on messages about inclusion, the benefits of hard work, and the importance of family. That said, it sometimes feels as if it glosses over many of the challenges that Oher and his "rescuer" (socialite Leigh Anne Tuohy, played by Sandra Bullock) must have faced. And while it alludes to the prejudice that exists in certain situations, aside from a scene or two, it skirts the topic instead of truly tackling it, and some scenes depict characters who are blatantly racist. Still, Oher's life story in inarguably encouraging. While language and sexual content are quite mild, you can expect a couple of brief violent scenes, references to drug use, and social drinking.
A husband and wife lovingly kiss and make out; references to "tapping that." Some ogling.
A fight in a drug den nearly leads to gunfire. A gun is brandished, and another character alludes to "packing" a weapon. Some jaw-breaking action on the football field. Flashback scenes show children being wrested from their mother without her consent, which is mildly traumatic to watch.
Relatively few uses of words like "ass" (which a woman points out as being inappropriate), "hell," "damn," "tits," and "oh my God."
The movie's message is one of inclusion -- that no barrier, including race or income, should get in the way of doing right by others. But there's a hint of condescension in its approach to the topic. Another lesson: Hard work does pay off.
BMW logo is visible; one character owns a number of Taco Bell franchises, and that company and other fast-food restaurants are mentioned by name.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Some beer drinking in a social context. One scene has an adult offering a teenager beer; he takes one sip. Drug paraphernalia is clearly visible, and a woman's drug habit is discussed.