The Godfather: Part II (1974) for Rent on DVD and Blu-ray, Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that while this is a cinematic masterpiece, the themes and events of this film is not suitable for young teens. Graphic violence in this film is interspersed with long discussions about mafia strategy and the organization of the family. In the opening scene, a mother begs the local don to spare her only son’s life at her husband’s funeral. The son is shot soon after.
Implied sex, references to male genitalia.
A lot of murders, graphic violence. Shootings, strangulations, stabbings. There is an almost constant threat of violence.
Occasional foul language.
While the importance of family is a central theme, this is a story about the mafia family, people who seem to be above the law and justice. The only justice in this film is mob justice which means they lie, cheat and kill on their quest to amass their fortunes and build their empires.
Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
Casual drinking and smoking, a few drunk people here and there.
Not an issue
Depends on your kid and your family
Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it
The Corleone family roots are explored, tracing Don Vito’s journey from Sicily to a life of organized crime in New York. In a parallel story, his grown son Michael extends operations to Cuba and contends with more betrayal and murder.,