What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while the tone remains light-comedic, the film includes frequent sexual references and images, including jokes about "close" male friendships, effeminate men, and domineering women. Three sex scenes in beds (two comically show beds slamming through walls as superwomen are on top of partners). A character makes repeated sexual remarks about women; a black supervisor at work discusses sexual harassment and feels offended when Matt carelessly calls her "homegirl." Violence is cartoonish and frequent (explosions, robbery ending in gunfire at superbodied G-Girl, falls, slamming through ceilings and walls). Characters drink wine and beer. Villain smokes cigarettes.
- Families can talk about effective ways to "break up" with boy- and girlfriends. How does the movie's comic violence make fun of this usually painful process?
- How does the film show that teasing in high school can lead to long-lasting hurt feelings?
- How might Jenny have treated her friend Barry more generously?