What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that L!fe Happens is a very uneven indie comedy about a young single mom who's trying to establish a career and meet a decent guy while taking care of her baby. She and her best friends (all roommates) are navigating the Los Angeles singles scene, which leads to plenty of sex talk and a few passionate encounters (expect some loud noises and partially clad characters groping, though no actual nudity). Characters also drink and swear ("f--k," "s--t," etc.) frequently, and they don't always make smart choices when it comes to parenting, friendship, or relationships.
- Families can talk about Kim's responsibilities. How does she juggle parenting, dating, and work? Do you think she's doing a good job? How does she compare to other young, single moms you've seen in movies or on TV shows?
- What's important when you're looking for a potential partner? What mistakes do the characters in L!fe Happens make? Are they realistic?
- How does the movie depict sex? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding sex and relationships.