Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that even though The Crash Reel isn't completely issue free (there's some unbleeped swearing in the form of "f--k" and "s--t," and a few athletes are shown partying hard with alcohol), the film's thoughtful message is one that's well worth hearing for older kids -- especially those who might look up to extreme sports athletes like Kevin Pearce and his friends. Pearce's family is also a great example of unconditional love and support, tempered with common-sense concern for Kevin's well-being. Some brand names and corporate logos are present, but they're used as background in the context of sports sponsorships.
Footage captures accidents and life-altering injuries, but there's minimal blood.
There's some unbleeped swearing ("f--k" and "s--t"), but it isn't constant.
The film highlights the dangers of a sport that's pushing the limits of what's considered "safe" and raises thought-provoking questions about how much is too much. Friendship and family also emerge as major themes.
Brand names are mentioned in the context of snowboarders' sponsorships and endorsement deals; some logos are visible during competition footage. Examples: Monster Energy Drink, MTV, Burton snowboards, Paul Mitchell hair products, Motorola, etc.
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Some athletes are shown overindulging in one scene to celebrate a rider's 21st birthday, and there's talk of someone being "wasted" after a competition, but most point out they don't drink when they're training.