What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this indie comedy (released in theaters with the title Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace) tackles adult subjects -- namely sex and marriage. For the most part, it does so with humor (or at least an admirable attempt at humor). But it's also quite explicit, with many references that may be confusing, crude, or way too weird for younger teens. There's a fair amount of "locker room" talk, as well as drinking and smoking (both cigarettes and pot).
- Families can talk about how the media (particularly movies and TV shows) depicts married life. What assumptions are made? Why does marriage often come across as another version of hell? Is one gender's take balanced by the other's? Are both genders depicted equally? If not, why? Can you think of any movies or shows that present marriage positively? Are they less entertaining than those that take a negative spin? Why or why not?