What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this indie drama stars Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow but is not a teen-oriented romance. The movie covers several mature themes like alienation, unrequited love, suicidal tendencies, and how parents relate to their adult children. There are two sex scenes, including a bare breast; very coarse language (more than 30 "F" bombs); and an apparent suicide attempt.
- Families can talk about the way Leonard's two relationships affect him. How is he different with Sandra than with Michelle?
- What genre is this movie?
- Was it expressive or boring?
- The charactersall seem much younger than the actors. Are the actors believableplaying people in their early 20s?