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Hancock

Hancock (Will Smith) is a superhero whose poor grooming, drunk and disorderly behavior, and destructive rescue attempts, are doing nothing to make him popular in the press. Then public relations expert Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman) steps in to try and help him clean up his image. But some bad habits are hard to break. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 92
Theater Release: 30 Jun 2008
Video Release: 24 Nov 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Although action films frequently depict scenes of property damage and car crashes, rarely is the cost ever addressed. This film is one of the few that makes mention of the price of cleaning up. Why are consequences often overlooked in movies?

Who is the hero in this film? What risks does Ray take in order to reform Hancock? What other gambles does he take with his All Heart project? Is it easier to jump on the bandwagon rather than to be an initiator of change?

What is the importance of personal history? What might happen when a person has no sense of his or her heritage or identity?

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