What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Eddie Murphy father-daughter comedy is aimed squarely at families, so expect your kids to be interested. The good news is that it's mostly tame and family-friendly, except for a few exclamations like "crap" and "hell" and some possibly off-putting, over-the-top references/jokes regarding Native Americans and their culture. While Murphy's character starts out primarily interested in furthering his career, he ultimately learns an important lesson about putting his daughter first.
- Families can talk about the movie's messages about work-family balance.
- What does Evan learn by the time the movie is over?
- Was Olivia's fantasy world important because it helped Evan get ahead or because it helped them bond?
- Families can also discuss the movie's Native American jokes/references. Are they funny? Is humor based on stereotypes OK?