What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this hard-R comedy about a man who pursues another woman three days into his marriage (and doesn't seem to see a problem in that) will appeal to teens who love the Farrelly brothers and Ben Stiller, but the material is decidedly adult. There's enough sexual banter and outright nudity to make anyone blush: A couple is shown a number of times in non-traditional positions, with the woman shouting out orders about what the man should do to pleasure her; a man is said to have placed a married woman's hand on his genitals; a septuagenarian is shown in a hot tub with a much younger woman, with her massively implanted breasts bobbing in the water; etc.. Plus, there's profanity galore (from the usual suspects like "f--k" and "s--t" to some pretty imaginative combinations of those two and lots of their buddies), lots of drinking, and a pot-smoking scene.
- Families can talk about why comedies like this one seem to target younger viewers (particularly teens), even though much of the subject matter skews older. Teens: Why do you want to see this movie? What makes these "over the top" comedies funny? (Or, if you're not a fan, what makes them unfunny?) Are the extreme sight gags necessary? Or have we become used to them and therefore immune to their impact? Is that good or bad? Families can also discuss who exactly the movie is making fun of -- is it just Ben Stiller's character, or men in general? What of the women -- do they fare any better in the gender wars?