What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has an alcohol-content level high enough to make the audience feel drunk. Characters rely heavily upon alcohol, with several people doing things while under the influence that they clearly wouldn't do under other circumstances. The movie does not show what must have been the other effects of all that drinking, skipping the vomiting and hangovers for the more voyeur-friendly hooking-up and suggestive dancing. Sex is a major theme of this movie, and the camera follows several couples into the bedroom to record their activities. While many movies have explicit scenes of couples who are acting, a notable line is crossed here, where the audience is watching actual intercourse, albeit thinly veiled under a blanket.
- Families can talk about why peer pressure can be an influence on an individual no matter what age they are. Also, they might discuss how insecurities often make us act in a way that overcompensates for a weakness that we see in ourselves. Some of the individuals in this movie are callow, selfish and superficial, hurting those around them while preying on the insecurities of others. Who are the people in this movie who seem to be happy with themselves? Which people make choices that you respect?