What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this tedious Napoleon Dynamite wannabe has some comedic violence (including beatings and martial arts), some kissing and suggestive talk, and a bit of strong language (including words like "p---y" and "ass"). There are also some fairly broad ethnic caricatures that border on stereotypes. The movie is ostensibly about following your dreams, but the positive message doesn't come through very well thanks to the main character's clueless self-absorption.
- Families can talk about the film's one-note depiction of variousethnic groups, from wacky Chinese restaurant owners to afro-sportingAfrican-Americans. Are these portrayals stereotypical?
- What do you think about the movie's "follow your dreams" theme -- is the film mocking or endorsing Power's outsider dream?