Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film includes frequent images of drug use and drunkenness, as Johnny Cash was a famously driven, unhappy man, as well as a brilliant artist. The film concerns his relationship with his wife June Carter, which involves both divorcing other spouses and tensions as she helps him fight his addictions. The film also features frequent cursing, drinking, and smoking, as well as fights between father and son. A boy is killed off-screen in a circle-saw accident. There is a brief sex scene and some adulterous behavior.
A tasteful sex scene, some carousing by band members on the road.
A fatal accident occurs off-screen, leaving family members with bloody clothes; boy dies in hospital bed; some fist fighting and drunken behaviors.
Some strong language (including f-word, and Johnny's father's use of the n-word).
Father and son tensions, couples argue over money and moral principles.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Smoking; Johnny is addicted to amphetamines and alcohol.