Happiness doesn't come easy, and the process of getting there can be difficult, especially if you're saddled with baggage, the film seems to say. While characters struggle and don't always make good choices, the movie ultimately comes down on the side of hope and redemption.
Parenting takes a front seat for Colin Farrell’s character Syracuse, a fisherman desperately clinging to his sobriety. But, others are less focused on kids, and more on their own lives. Syracuse's ex sees no problem carousing in pubs while their young daughter waits; her boyfriend drinks freely around her, too. Ondine befriends Syracuse’s daughter, and attempts to care for her. And Syracuse himself struggles to do the right thing.
Guys with guns hunt down one character, ready to kill if they have to. Men scuffle and throw punches. A mother drives drunk, her child in the backseat.
A woman’s breasts and pubic area is visible through clothes she wears while she’s swimming. She’s also seen in her underwear. She and another character are shown making love; no body parts are seen, and they’re filmed primarily in the shadows.
“F--k” and “s--t” are used sparingly -- once by a child. We also hear “bastard."
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of drinking, even around kids. In fact, one character drives drunk while her child is in the car. A man falls off the wagon, hard.