What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, like Chris Rock's popular stand-up routines (think HBO, not Saturday Night Live), this comedy contains graphic sexual banter and innuendo. Rock plays a successful, sex-starved husband who fantasizes about every attractive woman who passes by. When a super-sexy beauty from his past shows up with come-hither looks, he obsesses about her availability. The temptation to commit adultery -- even when depicted by a usually hilarious comedian like Rock -- isn't exactly kid- or teen-friendly material. There's no actual sex, but Rock's character definitely has sex on the brain. And he swears up a storm, too.
- Families can talk about gender and objectification. Is it OK to think of women purely as sex objects? Does the movie offer any alternative perspectives on women? What messages do movies and TV shows send about adultery? Families can also talk about the movie's racial overtones. Was it odd that Richard was the only black executive at his firm? List some role models of successful (not just rich) African Americans in movies and on TV.