What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that even though the cast includes young kids, this crass, Judd Apatow-esque comedy about dysfunctional mentors bases much of its humor on gross-out situations, sexual innuendo (as well as a little partial nudity), and near-incessant swearing. Old, young, man, woman -- everyone seems blessed with a potty mouth. Grown-ups discuss sex and other adult topics with children, many of whom seem incorrigible and precocious. There's also some drinking and discussion of drugs. It's all played for laughs, but it's not meant for kids.
- Families can talk about whether Danny and Wheeler are good role models. If yes, why? If not, why not?
- How would you describe their relationships with the kids they'resupposed to mentor?
- Is their transformation believable? Families canalso discuss Danny's dilemma: How can you be joyful when you feeldefeated and frustrated?
- Also, how does this movie fit in with otherrecent "hard-R" comedies? Is it as raunchy?
- Do you think it's meant toappeal to the same audience?