What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while vulgar and blunt, this comedy -- which stars American Pie alum Seann William Scott -- actually has a surprising amount of heart and is a human-yet-hardened satire of modern corporate America. Much of the film is from the perspective of a character who years for a promotion that he's earned after years of demeaning and dangerous work; as the competition for the coveted position heats up, Doug has to come to terms with what he will -- and won't -- do to get ahead. Language is colorful and frequent (including "f--k" and "p---y"), and there's some drinking, drug use, and sexual content as well.
- Families can talk about how movies and TV shows tend to portray the corporate world. Do you think that people really do unethical things to get ahead? What qualifies as "unethical"? Families can also discuss the movie's point, which is ultimately about doing (or, rather, trying to do) the right thing. Why is it sometimes hard to make the right choices? Is it ever OK to compromise what you believe in to succeed?