Common Sense Note
Parents need to that The Finest Hours -- set in the 1950s and based on the U.S. Coast Guard's greatest small-boat rescue mission -- brings to life a sometimes-terrifying piece of history. Expect scenes of peril and frightening natural violence, with waves knocking characters (played by the likes of Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Casey Affleck, and more) around like toys, bodies slamming against the decks of ships, suspenseful boat vs. ocean moments, and allusions to other accidents that claimed lives. But beyond the tension and danger, the movie is on the mild side; language isn't stronger than "jackass" and "hell," drinking is limited to some social imbibing by adults, and a chaste kiss is as steamy as it gets. It also offers heroic characters overcoming the odds and a superficial, though notable, meditation on life and death.
Frequent danger/peril. Boats break apart upon hitting rough waves. A man is killed trying to go from a large ship to a smaller rescue boat. An extended scene shows a ship attempting to cross a sandbar in the middle of an historic storm.
Infrequent swearing includes "jackass," "screw," and "hell."
Trust yourself and your instincts, and you'll know the correct course of action. Also, when duty calls, you must rise to the occasion.
Few product mentions. A Coors sign is visible.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Social drinking by adults.