Box Office Mom: Sully

Tom Hanks hit the big screen this weekend in the much-anticipated new film "Sully." It's the story of the real-life events surrounding Captain Sullenberger the pilot who safely landed his plane in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all on board.

Tom Hanks hit the big screen this weekend in the much-anticipated new film "Sully."

It's the story of the real-life events surrounding Captain Sullenberger, the pilot who safely landed his plane in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all on board.

Our Box Office Mom Jackie Solberg saw it and reviewed it from a parent's perspective.  

Rating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets

Release Date: September 9, 2016

MPAA Rating: PG13

Best Age Group: 13+

Sexual Content: None

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

Will Teens Like It? Yes

Is Sully a hero or a fraud? That's what the media is questioning after US Airways Flight 1549 hits a flock of birds and destroys both engines. It was January 15, 2009 when Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) hit the birds after takeoff at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Sully had to make a quick decision whether he should head back to LaGuardia, find a closer airport, or make an emergency crash landing in New York's Hudson River. He did what he thought was best which saved all the passengers and crew. Based on a true story of a famed pilot under an investigation after a dramatic landing.

Talking Points:

Sully is a wonderful film based on a true story that will spark some great parent/child conversations. Though Sully was a hero and idolized by all, he remained humble and said he was doing his job and gave credit to everyone involved in the accident.

Sexual Content: None

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

•  We see Sully's disturbing dreams of plane crashes.

•  Though everyone survives in the crash, the film can be frightening due to the mature subject matter of a plane crash.

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

•   We hear the f-word once. We also hear "a--," "b--ch," "d--n," and "h---."

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

•  We see Sully drinking alcohol at a bar.

Will Teens Like It? Yes

Overall Sully is an interesting film based on a true story. Parents need to be aware of the mature subject matter and moderate profane language.

Courtesy: Jackie Solberg, www.boxofficemom.com

(© 2016 WZZM)


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