What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this indie wedding drama focuses on mature themes like marriage, infidelity, relationships, and post-college malaise that aren't age-appropriate for younger teens. Although some of the stars (especially Anna Paquin and Katie Holmes) may appeal to younger audiences, the nuances of this drama (which ultimately isn't very pro-marriage) are best for those who are in or out of college. Expect several passionate kisses, plus one scene that shows the groom-to-be about to have sex with someone other than his fiancee and another scene in which a bridesmaid makes out with a groomsman who isn't her husband. Language includes "s--t" and "bitch," and there's both excessive drinking (some characters get ridiculously drunk) and some drug use (cocaine).
- Families can talk about the movie's messages about marriage and friendship. Do you think its take on grown-up relationships is realistic?
- What are the consequences of the characters' iffy behavior? Do you think the same consequences would happen in real life?
- Why do thefriends keep bringing up their college antics? What does this implyabout their lives after graduating?