What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this excellent indie dramedy offers lots of wisdom, examining characters caught at the crossroads of mid-life through clear lenses that are refreshingly unburdened by clichés. Yes, there’s plenty of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," etc.) and some mature themes -- including a mother's drug addiction, which sends her teenage boy adrift, hungering for structure and safety. But there are also plenty of stand-up characters who, despite their flaws, make you believe in a world of hope and optimism.
- Families can talk about the movie's messages. What do you take away from watching?
- Are the characters in the movie intended to be role models? What do they learn over the course of the story?
- What does the movie say about male friendships? About marriage?