What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this lighthearted Alexis Bledel comedy is on the milder side for a PG-13 -- expect some swearing (including a few "s--t"s and one "f--k") and some social drinking, making out, and discussion of an STD. But otherwise it's sweet, if formulaic. The story attempts to address some “serious” topics -- identity, the transition between college and “the real world” -- but it doesn’t get too deep. It has a feel-good message, though that message is ultimately a little muddled: Does the perfect boyfriend really trump real-life concerns like keeping a job you worked so hard to get?
- Families can talk about the movie's final take-away. Which is ultimately more important to Ryden -- her job or "the guy"? Do you think she makes believable, relatable choices?
- Are Ryden's expectations aboutpost-grad life realistic? Had she managed her expectations,would she have undergone less of a shock?
- Why are more college grads moving in with their families after school?Is it harder to live on your own given today's financial realities? IsRyden's family a help or a hindrance to her?