Pause for kids 17 & under
Drama about love, temptation has lots of mature content.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Take This Waltz is a mature adult drama that explores the ways in which a long-term relationship might start to feel stale, and focuses on a woman (Michelle Williams) who loves her husband (Seth Rogen) but struggles to resist a handsome neighbor. There's some intense sexuality, both in bed (one extended montage includes threesomes and other graphic sequences, and there's some female full-frontal nudity) and in tension-laden scenes of the forbidden couple trying to tamp down their feelings. A few sequences feature social drinking, and one character is a recovering alcoholic who's tottering on the edge. There's also plenty of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and more). Ultimately, it's unlikely that the grown-up nature of the material will appeal to younger viewers.
- Families can talk about how Take This Waltz depicts sex and relationships. Is there a positive message here? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding these topics.
- Do you think all long-term relationships eventually lose their luster? How can a couple avoid being tempted by something new?
- Do you think Margot made the right choice? Does she regret her actions?