What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this indie romcom probably won't have much appeal for kids, even many teens. A note of melancholy runs through it, and its themes -- romantic and professional boredom -- are fairly mature, though the film does have interesting things to say about finding your bliss and creating a path for yourself. Swearing (including "f--k") is the main reason for the R rating; there's also a little bit of drinking, one character smokes (though he quits for love), and two people who barely know each other have an intimate interaction that later balloons into a relationship.
  • Families can talk about what the movie ultimately says about passion -- romantic or otherwise. Why is it important to be passionate about something? Does Sue and Mike's relationship seem believable? Why does it hit so many road bumps? Why does Sue figuratively push Mike away when she clearly likes him? How is the movie similar to and different from other romantic comedies?
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