What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there is some strong language (one f-word), alcohol (including drinking as a response to a bad day), and sexual situations and references. But parents should also know that this movie comes down very strongly on the side of romance. It takes kissing very seriously. A couple who have a one-night stand are very unhappy with the outcome (for different reasons) and there is a character who sexually exploits women whose behavior is portrayed as reprehensible. The focus of this movie is on romance and lasting love. Another strength of the movie is its color-blind casting with diverse characters sharing friendships and romantic relationships.
- Families can talk about how it can be nerve-wracking to try to make a good impression on the opposite sex, especially someone who seems very desirable. What do you think of Hitch's rules and advice? They could also talk about the idea that you should "begin each day as if it were on purpose." What does it mean to be "all about the short game?"