What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Liberal Arts centers on the budding relationship between a teenage college girl and a man in his mid-30s and looks at whether they can make things work despite the significant age difference. Don't expect any teen-sex comedy cliches -- this thoughtful film starring writer-director Josh Radnor (from the sitcom How I Met Your Mother) and Elizabeth Olsen, tackles the question realistically, and the couple works through their obvious attraction and the equally obvious hurdles they face. Expect some swearing and drinking, and one sex scene that takes place in the dark but has some very obvious sounds.
  • Families can talk about what Liberal Arts is saying about love and relationships. What's the impact of a significant age difference on a couple?
  • Should people get second chances when they make a poor decision?
  • Who do you think the film's target audience is? Why do you say that?
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