What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Hugh Grant/Sarah Jessica Parker romantic comedy is a classic fish-out-of-water tale that could appeal to romcom-loving teens, despite its bland story. There are a few kisses and references to sex, marriage, and infidelity. Strong language is surprisingly infrequent (one "s--t" and "bulls--t"), and most of the violence -- including minor gunviolence (and gun use in general, in the parts that take place in Wyoming), as well as some comical scenes involving bear spray -- is concentrated briefly at the beginning and the end of the movie. Expect a fair bit of product placement/promotion, including BlackBerry, Gillette, and more.
- Families can talk about the movie's gun violence and hunting jokes. Is the gun use in the movie meant to be comical? Is it?
- How are both New Yorkers and people from Wyoming portrayed? Is the characters' depiction realistic or stereotypical?
- Why do you think the fish-out-of-water genre is so popular? What's funny about seeing people out of theircomfort zone?