Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this Wall Street drama is not R-rated like the original, probably so that star Shia LaBeouf's considerable teen appeal can have maximum impact. The themes, however, are still just as heavy: money, the global economy, politics, family dysfunction. The language is strong (including "f--k"), and there's plenty of consumerism, but the sexuality is tamer than in the first. Ultimately the message is that although money makes the world go round, you need your family more than a seven-figure bank account.
A couple lives together and is shown kissing in bed (he's shirtless, she wears a nightdress). The couple kisses and embraces several times but is never shown having sex. Several scantily clad women are shown in a couple of nightclub scenes.
An elderly man jumps in front of a subway train to commit suicide.
Language includes a couple of uses of "f--k," as well as "s--t," "ass," "bitch," "a--hole," "damn," "hell," "crap," "goddamn," "oh my God," and the like.
The movie's messages are timeless -- that money can make you temporarily happy, but in the end it's your family that is most important. If you have money and power, but no one to love -- no one who even cares enough about you to pick you up from prison -- then your priorities aren't in order.
Brands include Apple, Ducati, Bulgari, and quick shots of various high-end luxury stores and items.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Lots of drinking and cigar smoking among the Wall Street brokers and executives. References to a drug overdose.