The importance of providing for and taking care of your family is strongly brought home by all the characters. Even though they all make mistakes, they discover that family forgives.
Although the only actual breasts shown are in a National Geographic magazine, there's a lot of talk about sex and masturbating. As Eugene struggles through puberty, he's obsessed with boobs, the "golden palace of the Himalayas," and seeing his cousin Nora and his attractive older neighbor naked. There are some frank talks about sex and masturbating with his older brother, who assures him that "everyone whacks off," even their father.
"S---t" is used a few times, and "f--k" is used once.
People are shown smoking in a pool hall in one scene, but only the bad guys are shown smoking, not the main characters. Mr. Murphy is referred to throughout the movie as a drunk and is shown leaving a bar intoxicated. But negative consequences are shown for his behavior, and drinking is strongly frowned upon by the main characters.