• Released
  • April 11, 2014
  • (Limited, NY; LA on 18th)
  • R , 1 hr 42 min
  • Romantic Comedy

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Hateship Loveship is a slow-moving drama (based on a short story by Alice Munro) about a sheltered and naive woman who, upon becoming the victim of a cruel trick, goes down a path that changes many lives -- including her own. Kristen Wiig moves away from her comic background to star as Johanna, an affection-starved woman who ends up throwing herself at a very surprised man. Expect several sex scenes (no sensitive body parts are shown, but there's clear thrusting/movement), a glimpse of a naked male behind, frequent drinking (including by teens), and some drug use (cocaine). Swearing isn't constant but includes "s--," "f--k," and more.
  • Families can talk about how Hateship Loveship portrays drinking and drug use. Are there any consequences? Are they realistic?
  • What message(s) do you think the filmmakers intend for audiences to take from the movie? What themes do you see rising to the top? What is it saying about relationships?
  • Why do you think comedic actors/actresses like Wiig are drawn to dramatic roles? Do you like it when stars explore new ground, or do you prefer it when they stick to what they're known for?
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