Promotes the importance of belonging and family and argues the unfairness of not allowing foreign-born adopted individuals to become U.S. citizens. Encourages empathy, compassion, and perseverance; understanding various immigrant experiences; and understanding the unique perspectives of international adoptees.
Antonio tearfully recalls being beaten repeatedly by his foster father, who was also an abusive husband. A hot-headed police officer uses excessive force leading to an arrest; later, in an extrajudicial manner, he has two friends help him beat a character bloody -- that character can barely walk afterward. Men smash their way into a motorcycle dealership to steal bikes. In flashback, a young mother tries to drown her infant son but stops. Antonio tries to drown himself by riding his motorcycle into a lake. A character with cancer gets weaker, later dies. Upsetting, tear-filled separation between family members.
Married adults dance, embrace, and kiss.
Frequent strong language includes lots of uses of "f--k," "s--t," "motherf----r," "a--hole," "bitch," "damn," and more.
Antonio smokes (cigarettes or marijuana, it's unclear). Other adults are shown smoking either cigarettes or a joint. People drink beer and other alcohol at a party.