Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this made-for-TV movie is presented as a light romantic comedy, but it deals with some important issues: children recovering from a parent's death and the combining of two one-parent families into a new household. Solutions to what can be major problems are resolved easily and bear little resemblance to the reality of those situations. In an attempt to be funny, many character types are portrayed as stupid, bumbling, and untalented. There are some comic pratfalls: A man falls into a pool, a baker wielding a rolling pin chases two dogs, and a distasteful woman is dragged by a dog on-leash. The word "butt" is heard a few times, and there's an occasional intended-to-be-humorous reference to dog pee or poop.
A couple falls in love; they kiss modestly in several scenes.
A few pratfalls intended as humor: A man falls into a pool, a bakery worker chases two dogs with a rolling pin, and a woman holding a leash is briefly dragged by the dog.
A few references to "butt," plus some potty language related to dog pee and poop.
The messages that love and family are the most important things in life come through loud and clear, though in an unrealistic manner. The idea that it takes time for children who have lost a parent to recover and adapt to new situations is present, though not treated with much sincerity.
Much of the story takes place at Bridlewood Winery, an actual Southern California vineyard. The film also identifies Schutt helmets, Gamma tennis equipment, Cadillac automobiles, and many retail businesses in Los Olivos and Solvang, California.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Much of the story takes place on the grounds of a vineyard. Wine is consumed in moderation on several social occasions.