What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this romantic dramedy centers on the topic of grief (and moving past it). There are plenty of tearful references to how characters' loved ones died, so teens dealing with loss or other separation-related issues may find the movie upsetting. While nothing more than kissing is shown, there are several conversations about relationships, as well as allusions to sex and "getting laid." The protagonistdrinks regularly, and several scenes take place in a bar where adultsare drinking (and, in one case, smoking from a hookah pipe). Language includes "s--t," "ass," and "pissed off."
- Families can talk about the movie's message about moving forward past grief and disappointment. How do the various characters come to terms with their anger and heartache?
- Although Bryce pretends to alcohol, he secretly consumes it. How is drinking depicted in the movie?
- What genre does this movie belong to? Is it a romantic comedy, a blackcomedy, a drama? How is it different than most romantic comedies?