Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Humbling stars Al Pacino as an aging actor who becomes involved with a much younger woman (Greta Gerwig). They have frank discussions about sex, especially her past relationships with women and her extensive collection of sex toys (in one scene she plays with one under the covers). There's kissing, and a threesome is depicted as a shadowy encounter. Expect moderate drinking and some swearing, including "f--k" and "s--t," plus one near-suicide and a description of sexual abuse. Several discussions center on a transsexual character's transition and gender identity.
A couple talks frequently about their active sex life; it's not really shown on screen, but a threesome is depicted mostly as moving shadows. A woman has an extensive collection of sex toys, which are seen and described in a graphic, humorous way. In one scene she plays with one under the covers. Several discussions center on a character's gender identity. Kissing.
A couple engages in a bitter argument, with yelling and screaming. An actor engages in a violent act on stage that might not be in the script, possibly using a real weapon. A man comes close to killing himself with a shotgun, and a woman repeatedly talks about killing her husband. A woman describes seeing her daughter being sexually abused.
Frequent swearing includes "f--k," "s--t," and "a--hole."
An aging, disconnected actor discovers new reasons to become interested in living life and pursuing meaningful work.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults drink wine and other alcoholic beverages at home, with meals, and in bars; nobody ever seems particularly drunk.