Not for kids 16 and under
Avoid this gross, raunchy comedy at all costs.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is filled with drug humor. Marijuana use, including driving while high, is portrayed as endearing and cute, even empowering. Characters drink and smoke. Characters use strong language and double entendres. There are other sexual references, including a character who has had many children out of wedlock with different fathers and some crude talk about the anatomy of a man's wife. There is also some mild violence, including a gun that's used threateningly but is never fired. Racial prejudice is a theme of the movie. While it deserves credit for raising some issues of prejudice within the African-American community, it unfortunately also exploits and perpetuates the stereotypes it tries to expose, including an over-the-top portrayal of gay characters. A character wears a dress that she plans to return, a form of theft.
- Families can talk about the way that the Andersons supported each other even when they did not always respect each other and even when they were not successful. Why was Em's sister so competitive?
- They could also talk about how and why even hoped-for changes likemoney and success can create problems. If you suddenly got a lot ofmoney, what would you spend it on?
- How do the "three F's" play a rolein your home?