Set in the future when water is hard to find a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.
Set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earths precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm Michael Shannon lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome Kodi Smit-McPhee and Mary Elle Fanning. He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Marys boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernests land for himself, and will go to any length to get it. From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative thats steeped deeply in the values of the American West.
|nudity||6/10 A man and woman are naked in the shower but nothing is shown. A couple have sex in a scene, but it's mild.|
|violence||7/10 At the beginning of the film, two men are shot. Some blood is shown on the wall behind them, and one man is briefly seen with bullet holes. A man is punched and is knocked out. Some men try to beat up another man. He fends them off. Multiple characters are shown suffering from heat exhaustion. They sweat heavily and have charred skin. A man is hit with a stone and he bumps his head on a rock behind him. A bloody scar on the back of his head is seen, and he dies shortly after. A group of armed men shoot and kill another man. They try to shoot a second man, but he escapes. A man falls into a pit. Its implied that his legs are broken. A man shoots another man in the head. Blood splatters behind him and his head is shown with a bloody hole. The violence, while somewhat graphic, is very infrequent and rather tame.|
|profanity||7/10 Infrequent use of the word "f*ck". Some other mild profanity is heard.|
|alcohol||2/10 Two men drink what appears to be Whiskey. A couple characters smoke at times.|
|frightening||OK for 15+|