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Overall B-

More stressful than an auction, more secretive than a poker game... it's Draft Day. This is one chance for General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Cosner) to try to get the best possible players for the Cleveland Browns.

Violence B
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D+
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language and sexual references. (Originally received an R rating.)

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Draft Day

Sonny Weaver Jr. faces peer pressure on many fronts from people who want to influence his draft pick. How are people swayed by peer pressure in the work place, at home, in their school or community? Why do they sometimes use the pressure as an excuse for a bad decision? Does Sonny take responsibility for his choices? How is that depicted?

How does the legendary football career of Sonny’s father loom over the new general manager? Can it be difficult to live up to the success of a parent or sibling?

Sonny is looking for a particular trait in prospective players. Why is it important to him that they can keep calm under pressure? What are the dangers when someone panics? How does that affect their ability to think through a situation?

Ali is in charge of keeping a cap on the team’s expenditures, but she manages the office in other ways as well. Why does she demand respect for the new intern? What are other ways she keeps things running well during a stressful event?

Lionsgate appealed this film’s initial MPAA rating, that awarded Draft Day an R for brief strong language. Read more about the decision.

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