Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Man Who Knew Infinity focuses on the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a real-life mathematical genius from India who studied at Cambridge University before and during World War I. The film showcases Ramanujan's devotion to his studies, especially in the face of significant racism (he's attacked and beaten in once scene). It's appropriate for teens and even older tweens, who may be impressed with Ramanujan's work ethic. There's no sex and only a little language ("hell," "damn," etc., and some racist comments), though a few scenes do show people drinking and smoking cigarettes, and there's some non-graphic war imagery.
While living in England, the main character experiences discrimination and threats because of his Indian background. In one scene, he's attacked and beaten by a group of soldiers solely because of his race. Some war imagery.
Infrequent use of words including "bloody," "damn," and "hell." Racist comments.
When you have exceptional abilities, it's important to make use of them, even if that means leaving your friends and family behind as you seek success.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters smoke cigarettes, and meals are sometimes accompanied by wine.