I LOVE this movie. It has drama, battle scenes, humor, and even a love story. There is some language, though none of the "big" words are used, and a couple of love scenes to be aware of, yet nothing graphic is shown and you will plainly know when they are coming up so you can react appropriately by fast forwarding or looking away if you deem it necessary. There is also war related violence (think Braveheart). This movie shows a side of the War Against Northern Aggression that is seldom seen today. Pay particular attention to the scene where Mr. Evans is telling Jack Bull and Jake about his business trips to Lawrence, Kansas. This gives great insight to the true reasons behind the war, in my opinion. Also the scenes where they are reading the captured Union mail are particularly powerful as well.