What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the content in this smart romantic dramedy is age-appropriate for teens and up, but its thoughtful exploration of relationships may speak more to those in college and older. It has a sweet-yet-realistic view of relationships that’s refreshing given the usual formulaic dreck in this genre. Do expect some frank talk about sex (as well as some kissing and an implied shower sex scene), drinking (sometimes to excess), and swearing (including one "f--k").
- Families can talk about relationships. What makes them work or fail? How does the movie handle this topic? What makes Tom and Summer's relationship more realistic than other movie pairings?
- Do Tom's career issues also seem realistic? Is his struggle typical of college grads these days? Why does he continue to write greeting cards when that’s not his calling?
- How does the movie portray sex and drinking? What role do they play in the story and the characters' lives?