Parents need to know that White Boy Rick tells the true story of Rick Wershe Jr. (Richie Merritt), who worked for the FBI in the 1980s in Detroit pretending to buy and sell drugs -- and later began selling for real. Violence is frequent and strong, with lots of guns, shooting, characters being shot and killed, blood spurts, and kids carrying guns, and a man bashing another man's face with a bottle. Drugs are also prevalent; they're shown being made, bought, sold, and used. A woman has a painful detox, and a crack den is shown. Social drinking and smoking are also seen. Language is extreme, with constant use of "f--k," "s--t," the "N" word, and more. The teen main character kisses a girl and gets her pregnant (she's shown later, after the child is born); he also kisses an older woman. Women are ogled at dance clubs, and a woman is shown partially topless. Despite some sympathetic characters and a strong family dynamic, the movie is depressing and doesn't seem to know what to say. Matthew McConaughey and Bel Powley co-star.