Matt Damon, and Viola Davis star in a scene from the movie “Air.” The OSV News classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. (OSV News photo/Amazon Studios)

NEW YORK (OSV News) – An apt subtitle for the forceful fact-based drama “Air” (Amazon) might be: “How to Succeed in Business by Trying Really Hard.” The film’s positive underlying ethics and valuable life lessons, however, come with an overlay of vulgar dialogue that makes it a fit choice for grown-ups only.

Set in 1984, the movie charts the efforts of Nike marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro (Matt Damon) to rescue the company’s failing basketball division as it struggled to compete with rivals Adidas and Converse. To do so, he wants to roll the dice on promising rookie Michael Jordan.

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