What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the movie includes several "artfully" rendered sex scenes (filtered light, close-ups of beautiful faces), a couple that are comic (one raunchy, with handcuffs and black lace underwear, another interrupted by a cat), and some sex jokes, visual (a men is spotted masturbating through a telescope) and verbal (concerning "performance" and "anxiety). The film also features repeated conversations about relationships, and there's some discussion of one lover being old enough to be a young woman's father). Characters discuss condoms and fellatio, smoke and drink, and rock band members do drugs and encourage groupies.
  • Families can talk about Mirabelle's yearning for romance, as this stems from her own family's emotional reserve (pictured when she goes home for a visit and attributed to her father's status as a Vietnam war veteran). How is Mirabelle's choice -- between the older, wealthy Ray, and the scruffy, awkward Jeremy -- limiting, as she's beheld and desired by two men, like a fine object?
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