Irreconcilable Differences Movie Poster
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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Irreconcilable Differences is a 1984 comedy in which Drew Barrymore plays a little girl who goes to court to divorce her self-centered parents. It's rated PG, but there are plenty of R-rated moments, including a brief scene of naked female breasts, cigarette smoking, some drinking, and cocaine use. A little girl is shown reading a pornographic novel -- her father starts to read it aloud and describes the beginning of a group sex scene between the football team and a high school cheerleader who has just turned 15. The little girl is also shown drinking a glass of champagne at a party and then acting tipsy. There's talk of the quality of sex a married couple is having, and how good the sex is when they are divorced. The parents argue in front of the child, and while their characters are meant to be parodies of over-the-top, successful narcissistic Hollywood types, the movie is trying to convey a message about the ways in which divorce impacts the lives of the children caught in the middle.

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