Pause for kids 14 & under
Some laughs, but often-crass Sandler romcom disappoints.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this romantic comedy has many of the ingredients we've come to expect from Adam Sandler movies: crass, juvenile humor, including plenty of scatological humor and jokes at the expense of the overweight or physically imperfect. Swearing is pretty infrequent but does include "s--t," and there are plenty of sexist jokes and pratfalls. There's also a fair amount sexual innuendo, at times around children, as well as drinking and references to a character's over-reliance on prescription drugs.
- Families can talk about the movie's message. What does it say about lying? About relationships?
- How does this film compare to other romantic comedies? Does it do anything differently?
- What is the appeal of romantic comedies? Although they tend to follow the same predictable formula, they remain popular. Why do you think that is?