Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Too Big to Fail is a riveting play-by-play of the economic meltdown of 2008 and the collusion between Wall Street and the United States Department of Treasury. There's frequent use of "f--k," and the discussions about what caused the collapse will probably be too complex and boring for younger viewers, but for older kids and families interested in contemporary history -- or for families who experienced economic hardship as a direct result of the myopic greed of the financial sector -- Too Big to Fail is an informative and entertaining account of how the stock market crash and subsequent government bailouts transpired.
Frequent use of "f--k."
The depiction of the government and Wall Street's attempt to stave off the collapse of the U.S. economy is informative and supports the idea that knowing more about history and government is a good thing, but the decisions that government and business made during these critical times seem to serve the wealthy and powerful more than the average person.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters are shown smoking outside of a building. An adult character sits alone drinking from a bottle of alcohol while watching the news.