Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Gambler is a remake of a same-named 1974 drama and stars Mark Wahlberg. Expect some violence -- punching, fighting, and a little blood, as well as shouting and arguing and general tension. Language is extremely strong, with multiple uses of "f--k" and "s--t." Topless women are seen in a strip club, and the main character kisses one of his students, with implied sex. The main character also drinks heavily and passes out. The movie has enough detail to be considered a cautionary tale against gambling, but at the same time it makes gambling look dangerously alluring. And even though the main character is a much-liked professor, he's in no way a positive role model.
In a strip club, women's naked breasts are shown. Kissing and implied sex between a professor and a student.
A character is tied up in a chair and punched in the face. Fighting, punching. Some blood. General tension, shouting, arguing, and anxiety.
Very strong, constant language: "f--k," "s--t," "piss," "motherf----r," "a--hole," "p---y," "scumbag."
A bit of warning against excessive gambling, although the main character escapes from his life-or-death scrape by a hair's breadth and pays no consequences for his actions. (The movie even celebrates him being totally broke.)
Drugs / Tobacco /
The main character drinks a bottle of alcohol and passes out in his home.