What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that most of the common curse words ("f--k," "s--t") get a workout here. The main characters lie about their accomplishments to impress others and seem to believe that appearances are more important than hard work, good intentions, and decency. Michele is so intent on borrowing a Jaguar to impress former classmates that she audibly pretends to have sex with a man who owns a nice car so he can elevate his image in the view of their eavesdropping coworkers. A married alcoholic suggests he and Romy take a hotel room to have sex. One character, who regularly used to grab a quick secret smoke between classes in high school, makes her fortune in the cigarette business.
- Families can talk about whether personal happiness can be more important than material success.
- Romy and Michele lie about their achievements to impress others. Is it ever worth the risk of lying to impress others?
- People change as they grow older. What do you think you will be like at your reunion? What about your friends?