Pause for kids 13 & under
Bland spy romcom mines violence, stereotypes for laughs.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this dull romantic comedy finds humor in the violence associated with being an undercover assassin. Characters shoot, stab, and strangle each other throughout the movie, which doesn't shy away from showing the bloody consequences. The movie's premise rests on the idea that a man hasn't been completely honest with his wife about a big part of his former life, but that's not explored. (Neither is the idea of killing as a profession.) There's some swearing (including "f--k" and s--t"), but nothing over the top, plus several sexual innuendoes. One character drinks excessively (and she's actually the funniest of them all).
- Families can talk about how this movie portrays coupledom and marriage. Is it realistic? Can you imagine getting into a serious relationship while keeping a big secret? Do movies need to be realistic to be good?
- What do you think about Jen's character? Is her relationship with her parents healthy? Is she too dependent? Do you know women like Jen? Does this movie reinforce or challenge stereotypes about women?
- What do you think about the violence in the movie? How does humor affect the way violence plays out in a movie or on TV? What would be the real consequences of some of the violence seen in the movie?