When what was to be a major business coup turns into a financial disaster, penniless entrepreneur Jake decamps from Manhattan and lands on his sister's doorstep in suburbia -- where he ends up as nanny to his 3-year-old nephew.
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- Ross Katz
- This movie is
- DVD, Blu-ray and streaming
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Adult Beginners is an indie dramedy that centers on a successful tech entrepreneur who's about to get rich -- but in the process has become a horrible person. Over the course of the story, he loses everything and starts to learn why personal relationships can be worth more than a successful IPO. So he's not exactly a positive role model, but he does grow and learn a few important lessons. Expect a fair bit of drinking (bars, parties, etc.), as well as drug use (both pot and cocaine) and frequent swearing (especially variants of "f--k" and "s--t"), as well as adults having inappropriate conversations in front of children and some kissing/implied sex.
- Sexual Content
- A couple kisses and caresses each other in bed; presumably they're either about to have sex or have just finished. No graphic nudity.
- A man talks about a prostitute falling and hitting her head, with bloody results, in front of a young child.
- Frequent language includes "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "pissed," and "d--k."
- Social Behavior
- Work, success, and career are important, but sometimes you have to lose them all before you realize that none of it's as important as the people in your life.
- Characters use iPhones. Other brands mentioned include Bravo TV (and its shows) and news website TechCrunch. Premise centers on an up-and-coming tech entrepreneur who loses everything after an investment falls through; he has to start over with no money.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Adults drink fairly frequently at bars and parties. Several scenes feature drugs, including a party where people do cocaine. A father likes to smoke pot at night after his young child goes to sleep. An adult makes a questionable decision about drinking while she's with a high school student.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it