What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this funny-but-raunchy comedy earns its R rating with scenes that include violence (guns and shooting, some fighting), heavy sexual innuendo (though no nudity), and almost constant foul language (including "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," and much more). Plus, one of the movie's villains has a cocaine problem, and the main characters are seen (accidentally) getting high as well as drinking. Of the three main characters (played by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day), one is a serial seducer who sleeps with more than one woman during the movie, but the others -- despite planning to murder their evil bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, and Jennifer Aniston) -- are generally good-hearted people.
- Families can talk about whether the main characters are sympathetic and/or admirable people. What makes them different from their bosses?
- At least two characters think about sex most of the time and sleep with more than one partner. Is this a healthy outlet for them? What could they do differently?
- Do the horrible bosses qualify as bullies? What are some more positive ways to handle bullies?