Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Rover is a post-apocalyptic crime movie from Australia. It's very downbeat and violent, with a high body count for a movie with relatively few characters. Nearly everyone is shot, with lots of blood spatters and pools of blood. There's also a car crash and some brief fighting. The movie has some strong and/or disturbing sexual suggestion and innuendo, including a visit to a place that allows customers to sleep with young boys. This movie isn't for younger viewers, although it could be a word-of-mouth hit among adventurous older teens looking for the next "cool" movie.
One ambiguous scene appears to take place in a kind of brothel where customers can sleep with young boys. A woman offers such a service to the main character, though he ignores her. A shirtless boy is shown sitting in a dark room, where several figures can be seen lying in beds and on mattresses. There's a rude comment about two brothers coming "from the same woman's hole." A character tells a story about finding his wife cheating with another man, with some crude references. Keri Hilson's song "Pretty Girl Rock" is heard, with lyrics like "looking at my derriere."
A very high body count, considering how few characters actually appear on screen. Many of them are executed on screen, and quite a few more off screen, all with guns. One of them is an innocent woman, shot by mistake. The on-screen killings are frequently accompanied by spurting or pooling blood. There's a car crash and some brief fighting. A character hurls a rock at a barking dog. The main character is shown to have nasty-looking scars. Another character has a stomach wound that must be cleaned and treated.
Language is very strong but not frequent. "F--k," is used the most frequently, as well as "c--t," "goddamn," and "piss."
The movie is relentlessly downbeat, and the ultimate message is that human life is cheap. Even further, we may deserve our sorry fate.
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