Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that although The Matrix is an exciting, sometimes confusing, sci-fi adventure with a brooding Keanu Reeves and a mysterious Laurence Fishburne at it center. It's heavy on special effects and rated R for violence (some pretty gross, including an icky bug that enters the hero's body through his belly button) and language ("s--t," "goddamn," "crap," etc.). Most teens 14 and up who are begging to see it should be able to handle it without a problem, though the plot can be confusing as it unfolds.
Brief scene with scantily clad characters, cleavage, passionate kissing.
Many fight sequences involving knives, guns, kicks, punches. Deaths during battle scenes. An icky bug enters the hero's body through his belly button.
"S--t" and "goddamn," numerous times, also "ass," a--hole," "hell," "crap" and "Jesus" and "Jesus Christ" used as excalmations.
"Reality" may no be what you think it is. If you are called to save others, you have a choice to accept or reject a destiny others tell you that you have. Never give up, even against great odds in an ever-changing reality.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The Oracle smokes, one character has a drink.