What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this workplace comedy -- which co-stars Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and Diane Keaton -- is formulaic, but it's also surprisingly earnest and full of heart. Though some of the characters are self-centered and surly, the movie ultimately has positive messages about the value of hard work and authenticity. Expect some making out and a few sexual innuendoes, a fair bit of swearing (including "f--k"), some drinking and cigar smoking, and disheartening bitterness from some of the more hardened characters.
- Families can talk about the movie's messages about the media itself. What is it saying about the importance of entertainment vs. news? What about morning shows?
- Is Becky a positive role model? Why or why not? What about the other characters?
- What keeps Becky going despite all of the setbacks she encounters? Does her attitude work for her?