What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this film has the shape of a romantic comedy -- young men afraid to commit while their partners are ready -- it's labeled a "dramedy" and includes some unusually explicit sex scenes (naked bodies and some thrusting visible) and language (lots of the f-word, as well as other profanity and sexual slang). The plot follows young men and women (and one set of parents) who can't agree on commitments, with one child and one pregnancy involved. Acting out their disagreements, characters cheat on one another and lie. Characters drink frequently, smoke cigarettes, and, in one scene, share a joint.
- Families can talk about the difficulty of making commitments. How do movies (like this one) promote the stereotype that men resist and women desire commitment (specifically marriage)? What messages does the movie convey about women in general?