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  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    The cast is not the limitation here. The limitation, and I found it to be a drag on this aggressively audience-pleasing indie, relates directly to its premise.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    With very little modification, the relationship woes of the six chirpy young New Yorkers in this self-absorbed indie could be reworked into episodes of TV's "How I Met Your Mother."

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OK for kids 16+

Indie romantic dramedy is gimmicky, but OK for older teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this indie romantic dramedy set in New York -- which was written and directed by star Josh Radnor of TV's How I Met Your Mother -- focuses on three young couples, each of whom is having some kind of relationship trouble. Teens may or may not be interested in the love woes of older characters, but most of the content is age appropriate for mature teenagers: There are several uses of "f--k" (the main reason for the movie's R rating), plus some drinking, flirting, and kissing (anything more intimate is implied rather than shown).

  • Families can talk about what the movie is saying about love and relationships. Are any of these couples in healthy relationships? Why or why not? What's important to you in a relationship?
  • Do you consider these characters role models? Teens: What do you think your life will be like when you're the age of the characters in this movie?

The good stuff
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    Messages: The movie ultimately has a positive message about the value and power of love and trust. Almost all of the characters begin the film emotionally hampered or withdrawn, but they all learn to love and let themselves be loved and to overcome their trust issues.

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: The characters here aren't perfect -- in fact, many of them have big personal challenges to face -- but they learn important things over the course of the movie, from learning to love and trust to living with (and accepting) medical problems.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false3

    Sex: Characters spend a great deal of time flirting and kissing, with plenty of talk about relationships and sex. Sex is implied, but no sex or nudity is shown.

  • language false4

    Language: "F--k" is heard many times, but not constantly. Other words include "s--t," "a--hole," and "whore."

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: The main character uses an Apple computer, which is shown repeatedly but not mentioned by name.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Most of the adult characters are seen drinking in bars and/or restaurants, sometimes to excess. Their hangovers are played for humor.