What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this mature indie dramedy revolves around a tentative, troubled romance between adults and probably won't have too much appeal for kids, or even many teens. It's fairly explicit about sex, with one main character using Internet pornography and even prostitutes to satisfy his needs, even while he's seeing someone. He's not painted as an out-and-out "bad guy" for his behavior, either. There's also a scene with masturbation, as well as some strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), drinking, and references to drug use.
- Families can talk about the movie's messages about relationships. Jay clearly has intimacy issues -- why?
- Is his use of pornography and prostitution an impediment to realintimacy? How about Claire -- what keeps her from reaching out to otherpeople and the world?
- Why do you think so many movies are aboutrelationships (particularly romantic ones)?
- What is it about that topicthat keeps people coming back for more?