What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this well-intentioned dramedy -- though big on universal and age-blind subjects of forgiveness, friendship and love -- addresses plenty of mature themes, including infidelity, divorce, domestic abuse, unemployment, and death. There’s some social drinking, though little swearing and nudity. Some jokes are based on male and female stereotypes, and one character’s raging jealousy is played for laughs when it’s actually quite dysfunctional.
- Families can talk about stereotypes. What kinds of stereotypes does this movie set out to overcome, and which does it reinforce?
- Talk about the challenges that each couple faces: Do they seem real orexaggerated for effect? Can one learn from them? If so, what are the lessons?
- What is the message of the movie? What binds these couples together and what sets them apart?