Picture from Inception
Overall C+

In this sci-fi thriller Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a man skilled in the illegal and unethical practice of entering a person's dreams and stealing secrets from his or her subconscious. But when he is asked to commit "Inception" (the act of planting an idea into a sleeper's mind), the stakes become even higher for both the victim and the thief.

Violence C
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B-
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout.

Talk to your kids about…


How does Dom justify his reasons for exposing his team to so much danger in order to clear his own name? Would his motivations been less acceptable if the movie ended differently than it does? What are other situations in which many lives are risked for the sake of one?

If you were able, would you want to share a dream with someone else? What would be the benefits? What things might you discover about the other person?

Dom believes that an idea is a powerful, resilient parasite. What are some ideas that have changed the world?