What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Tyler Perry dramedy is very similar to its predecessors, with lots of family dysfunction and some fairly adult themes amid the jokes -- including questions about paternity, drug abuse, and drug dealing, marital woes, and references to rape. There’s a fair amount of swearing, though no F-bombs, and one character loves to smoke weed. Nevertheless, there are also a lot of discussions about faith, forgiveness, and the importance of family.
- Families can talk about the movie's messages about family. What does family mean to you? What faults can you accept among family members? Which are harder to go along with?
- What is the film saying about the role of faith in helping people face hardships?
- Does the movie reinforce or undermine any stereotypes?